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Old 09-26-2018, 11:02 PM
metallicat metallicat is offline
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Default session opens when script run on an empty window


I'm writing a script that's supposed to open the same bastion (jumpbox) session (stored in the session manager) several times and connect to different devices from there.

The code looks something like that:
def connect_to_bunch():
	target = crt.Dialog.Prompt("Enter target:")
	user = crt.Dialog.Prompt("Enter username:")
	bastion_name = 'blabla'
	bastion = '"{}"'.format(bastion_name)
	devices = unpack_devices(target)
	for device in devices:
		tab = crt.Session.ConnectInTab("/S {}".format(bastion), True)
		crt.Screen.WaitForStrings(["#", "%"], 5)
		crt.Screen.Send("ssh {}@{}".format(user, device))
The end goal is to have several session open simultaneously so that I can work with them using the command window. When I run this script on an empty window (no tabs open) then right at the beginning a default session opens (not the jumpbox session that's requested inside the for loop).

It seems as though no script can be run without an open session.
Is that actually the case? Can it be circumvented in any way?
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:20 AM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hi metallicat,

I am not sure what you are reporting. It works as expected for me, but of course you've only posted part of your script.

Also, there was a '\r' I needed to add on the "ssh send":
crt.Screen.Send("ssh {}@{}".format(user, device) + "\r")
What version of SecureCRT are you using?

On what platform?

What does your unpack_devices function do?

Have you seen our example JumpHost script in the forums here?

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