Telnet


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: THE_IP_ADDRESS
        port: 4002
        command_on: "PWR ON"
        command_off: "PWR OFF"
        command_state: "PWR?"
        value_template: '{{ value == "PWR=01" }}'
        timeout: 0.9

Configuration Variables

switcheslistRequired

The array that contains all switches.

identifierlistRequired

Name of the switch as slug. Multiple entries are possible.

resourcestringRequired

Host name or IP address of the device.

portinteger(Optional, default: 23)

Port to connect to.

command_onstringRequired

Command to turn device on.

command_offstringRequired

Command to turn device off.

command_statestring(Optional)

Command to determine the state of the switch. If not defined the switch will assume successful state changes.

value_templatetemplate(Optional)

The template evaluating to true will indicate that the switch is on.

namestring(Optional)

The name used to display the switch in the frontend.

timeoutfloat(Optional, default: 0.2)

How long to wait for a reply after a telnet command is sent.