Telnet URL handler, part 3

Philip continues to play devil’s advocate / script kiddie for my telnet URL handler. My input checker allowed host/port definitions to begin with a hyphen character. That’s an invalid domain name, so I ignored the possibility that someone might try it. Philip used it to pass a switch to the telnet/ssh command.

Here is attempt number 3, now with more complicated regular expressions:

Your move, sir.

You can download an updated url-terminal script here. You can read the post that started this here.

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  1. Stocky’s avatar

    Its not entirely clear to me what your use case here is, but when you’re execing with elevated privileges you normally want to specify your binaries by a full path, otherwise I can put a ‘konsole’ script in my path ahead of the real binary. Same with ssh and telnet.

    Looks good!


    1. tyler’s avatar

      My intention is to protect against mal-formed URLs. If the user has a local script named konsole, ssh, or telnet, that’s his own problem. :)


    2. Stocky’s avatar

      Ah, fair enough. I should check older posts before I speak. :)


    3. Philip’s avatar

      I’m officially declaring the script bug-free, and waiting to be proved wrong ;)


      1. tyler’s avatar

        That endorsement is totally going in the source code. It’s all your fault now!


      2. tyler’s avatar

        And seriously, thanks for the help. I learned some things.


      3. Muhammad Ausaf Ali Yousaf’s avatar

        Dear Experts,

        This script does not even opens a gnome terminal window for me. Please help me resolve this issue.

        Waiting eagerly for your kind reply.




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