[Twisted-Python] Python application requiring SSH and SNMPv3

Brendan Simon Brendan at BrendanSimon.com
Mon Nov 7 07:19:09 EST 2005


I'm new to Twisted and have a few questions.

I wish to write a GUI in wxPython that needs to communicate to a POSIX 
machine to execute commands and return results.  The underlying 
application is a command-line based Configuration Management System 
called Aegis.  I wish to use SSH to communicate and see that Twisted has 
Conch :)  I also see that that there is another python ssh module called 
"paramiko" which looks like is less complex than Twisted.  I'm trying to 
figure out which path to take.

This application may also require rsync to transfer files back and 
forth.  Samba/SMB could also be an option.  Does twisted have support 
for these protocols?

On another application I need to use SNMPv3.  I see that PySNMP now 
supports it but apparently it is very slow.  Does Twisted support PySNMP 
with v3 support?

Is there any advantage or disadvantage in using Twisted over individual 
modules for SSH or SNMP, etc???


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