Python and Telnet workshop

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Workshop: Python + Telnet = Muhahahha!!!

Speaker: William Paul Liggett of junktext

Date: Friday, July 31st, 2020

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)

Have you heard that you should never, ever use Telnet anymore? Sure, Telnet is horribly insecure, but did you know you can effectively control much of the Internet with good old Telnet? Don't believe it? Then come and learn how to use Python to do some web server reconnaissance and how to build your own IRC bot that is all powered by Telnet! Note: All skill levels (beginner to advanced) are welcome to attend and you are not required to download/run any code to participate in the workshop.

Running the Code: If you want to download, run, and/or modify the code, I have posted it to my Projects page under the fun name of Telnet Muhahaha! under the GNU Affero GPL 3 (AGPLv3) open source software license. I've tested it on Linux and Windows and the program works great. Those that are using a VPN might have issues connecting to some IRC servers. So, that is a network problem and not an issue with my program.

Live Chatting with Me: If you have any questions/comments while you are watching my workshop demonstration, I will be monitoring the BigBlueButton (BBB) workshop chat and the Matrix chat room titled Workshops. Also, I have a very famous IRC channel called #junktext (that consists of me and ChanServ currently) which I created a week ago on 2600's IRC network [ ||]. That's my official IRC channel and I will be monitoring that as well.

The Shared Notes from the Workshop

Speaker's website with a ZIP file of the Python code:

Video of the talk:


A video of the workshop is available on the 2600 YouTube channel: