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 Post subject: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:11 am 
Hello,

I installed GNS3 tonight on a Vista 64 laptop and have tested Dynamips and it is successful. Everything seems to function except when I try to open a console connection. I get the error message C:\Program Files (x86)\Putty\putty.exe -telnet localhost 2000: The system cannot find the file specified.

I am not using putty or teraterm. I have enabled telnet in my window's components (after the installation). Is there a specific path I should use in order to use telnet or am I missing something else? I appreciate any assistance anyone can provide.




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 Post subject: Re: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:46 am 
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GNS3 is trying to use putty in your case. If you know telnet path, you can change it trough GNS3 general preferences (Terminal command).

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 Post subject: Re: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:19 pm 
I found the path to Telnet. It is C:\Windows\System32\telnet.exe. However, it is still giving me the same error message:

C:\Windows\System32\telnet.exe -telnet localhost 2000: The system cannot find the file specified.

I looked through the setup tutorial, and it only gives the path and values for putty and teraterm. If anyone could give me some clues...like if I have to change the values at the end of the path or the port number, I'd appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:10 pm 
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With Telnet you don't need -telnet parameter. Remove it.

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 Post subject: Re: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:18 am 
Sorry to continue being a bother. I looked online for help to resolve the issue and found this:

http://www.blindhog.net/gns3-how-to-use ... le-access/

And it seems like others have encountered the same problem. And there wasn't a solution except to use teraterm or putty. Kind of sucks (but I guess the issue is Vista). If I were to install GNS3 to a VM of XP Pro on top of Vista 64, do you think that could resolve the problem? Just asking for when I migrate to Windows 7 and we have access to the virtual PC/XP.


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 Post subject: Re: Issues opening Console
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:07 am 
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spiderjericho wrote:
And it seems like others have encountered the same problem. And there wasn't a solution except to use teraterm or putty. Kind of sucks (but I guess the issue is Vista). If I were to install GNS3 to a VM of XP Pro on top of Vista 64, do you think that could resolve the problem? Just asking for when I migrate to Windows 7 and we have access to the virtual PC/XP.


I'm pretty sure you can get telnet working in Vista 64.

Try following steps to get console connection manually:
1. Enable telnet client in Vista (Done)
2. Build your topology in GNS3 and start router
3. type "list" command in Dynagen console inside GNS3 and you will get output like this:

=> list
Name Type State Server Console
R0 7200 running localhost:7200
2000

4. Open Command line in Windows and type telnet localhost 2000

If console opens telnet is working.

After this we can investigate this further.



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