[PATCH] osmo-gsm-manuals[master]: common/vty: "programs should not use the telnet VTY"

Neels Hofmeyr gerrit-no-reply at lists.osmocom.org
Thu Oct 19 04:32:46 UTC 2017


Review at  https://gerrit.osmocom.org/4345

common/vty: "programs should not use the telnet VTY"

Change-Id: Ic7e8c3663a2bfaf8dcb5752bf55ccb822b111c31
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M common/chapters/vty.adoc
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


  git pull ssh://gerrit.osmocom.org:29418/osmo-gsm-manuals refs/changes/45/4345/1

diff --git a/common/chapters/vty.adoc b/common/chapters/vty.adoc
index 17150b6..995fd2f 100644
--- a/common/chapters/vty.adoc
+++ b/common/chapters/vty.adoc
@@ -1,9 +1,17 @@
 [[vty]]
 == The Osmocom VTY Interface
 
-All interaction with Osmocom software is typically performed via an
+All human interaction with Osmocom software is typically performed via an
 interactive command-line interface called the _VTY_.
 
+NOTE: Integration of your programs and scripts should *not* be done via the
+telnet VTY interface, which is intended for human interaction only: the VTY
+responses may arbitrarily change in ways obvious to humans, while your scripts'
+parsing will likely break often. For external software to interact with Osmocom
+programs (besides using the dedicated protocols), it is strongly recommended to
+use the Control interface instead of the VTY, and to actively request /
+implement the Control interface commands as required for your use case.
+
 The Osmocom VTY is used to
 
 * explore the current status of the system, including its configuration

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