Telnet Switch


The telnet switch platform allows you to control devices with telnet commands.

To enable this switch, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
switch:
  platform: telnet
  switches:
    projector:
      resource: "host_or_ip"
      port: 4002
      command_on: "PWR ON"
      command_off: "PWR OFF"
      command_state: "PWR?"
      value_template: '{{ value == "PWR=01" }}'

Configuration variables:

  • switches (Required): The array that contains all switches.
    • identifier (Required): Name of the switch as slug. Multiple entries are possible.
      • resource (Required): Host or IP of the device.
      • port (Optional): Port to connect to. Default is 23 if not defined.
      • command_on (Required): Command to turn device on.
      • command_off (Required): Command to turn device off.
      • command_state (Optional): Command to determine the state of the switch. If not defined the switch will assume successful state changes.
      • value_template (Optional): The template evaluating to true will indicate that the switch is on.
      • name (Optional): The name used to display the switch in the frontend.