Hey Guys, I'm working on this project right now and we have stumbled into a roadblock, how to keep a telnet session open using PHP. The idea is a browser telnet control to connect to CISCO routers (that is just a huge overview, it's much more detailed). We can have it connect, but once the script finishes, it disconnects. We want to keep the session open until the user is finished (closes, logs out, time runs out, etc). Any suggestions on keeping the socket open for the entire time? Remember, if you close the telnet session you have to relog in everytime cause of CISCO routers. We are not partial to using PHP, but it is the language we are both familiar with. Thanks Edit: Also, if there are any friendly telnet clients that will allow a 3rd party to do IO to them it would work as well.