SOTA telnet server for dev?

I’m working on a Perl script in AWS EC2 to take the telnet output, match club call signs, and then post member spots to our Discord channel. However, since it’s in development I apparently made too many connects and got blacklisted. Is there a development telnet server that is available that doesn’t blacklist as quickly?

Why wouldn’t you just use the HTTP API?

Because I already have a Perl script that connects to RBN Telnet servers and it’s much less work to throw this together as a quick and dirty kludge until I have time to work on something more robust.

That’s as good a reason as any I suppose :slight_smile:

No, there isn’t a dev telnet server. But something like:

use LWP::Simple;
use JSON::Parse;
my $spots = parse_json(get(''));  

should be sufficient to get you an array of the last 25 spots. Each spot has an ID, so you can track duplicates against that. I think it’d be unlikely to have more than 25 spots in any given minute, assuming you trigger your check once a minute.


Well, I stand corrected (since 2018):

SpotDate cnt
2020-09-18 08:39 47
2020-09-18 08:40 36
2020-07-26 06:15 33
2020-09-18 08:38 31
2020-09-13 01:49 29
2020-10-10 08:22 18
2020-09-17 06:39 17
2021-01-12 05:32 17
2020-07-19 11:48 16
2020-11-22 08:54 14
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I plan on eventually using that since it gives a LOT more information. I just need to sit down and work on a quick and dirty routine to massage the array data.