12-04-2016 01:27 PM
I am very new to Python scripting and have started to learn through my lab PaloAlto Firewall.
I wrote a basic script to just return me the output of an operational command. This script works on my lab SRX but hangs on the PaloAlto.
The code snippet : (indentation is correct)
root# vi PAoutTest.py
ssh = paramiko.SSHClient()
timeout = 30
endtime = time.time() + timeout
iin = paramiko.sys.stdin
out = paramiko.sys.stdout
err = paramiko.sys.stderr
iin, out, err = ssh.exec_command("show clock")
while not out.channel.eof_received:
if time.time() > endtime:
I have included a while loop because without it the script would just hang forever and I have to manually kill the process.
So after the while loop the script times out without providing any output.
Is this not possible with PaloAlto or only way to automate is via API?
12-06-2016 06:36 AM
I use this instead of using exec, I believe exec is only able to run one command.
channel = ssh.invoke_shell()
output = channel.recv(10000)
print "connected to device"
channel.send('show interface all\n')
output3 = channel.recv(1000000)
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