[PATCH] osmo-gsm-manuals[master]: common/vty: "programs should not use the telnet VTY"
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Thu Oct 19 04:32:46 UTC 2017
Review at https://gerrit.osmocom.org/4345
common/vty: "programs should not use the telnet VTY"
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
@@ -1,9 +1,17 @@
== 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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