Hubitat allows for opening and maintaining a connection to a telnet endpoint from the hub. All code needs to be contained in a driver; there is no option to open a telnet connection from an app. Hubitat provides methods to connect and disconnect to the endpoint. In addition, it is required to create a method in the driver that accepts incoming messages (
parse) and another method that will be called with any status updates for the endpoint (
void telnetConnect(Map options, String ip, int port, String username, String password)
void telnetConnect(String ip, int port, String username, String password)
ip - The IP Address of the endpoint you want to connect to
port - The port number of the endpoint, typically 23 for telnet interfaces
username - The username to use to log in, pass null if no username is required
password - The password to use to log in, pass null if no password is required
options - The options to use when connecting to the telnet interface.
Methods with the following signatures must be provided in your code and will be called as described.
parse(String message)- This method is called with any incoming messages from the telnet endpoint. This is a standard method for drivers.
telnetStatus(String message)- This method is called with any status messages from the telnet connection (disconnections, errors during connect, etc)