I keep on getting data altered when I receive it


SAM:~ SamarthAgarwal$ telnet 8888
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
--Welcome To HACKNET--
--INCORRECT IDENTIFICATION--Connection closed by foreign host.
SAM:~ SamarthAgarwal$

the data on the server side:

('', 57727) client tried to connect with username: Admin
 and password: pass

the data always has a extra space so i added an extra space to the password
but it still doesn't work.


#!/usr/bin/env python 
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# The Original Code is HACKNET. 
# The Initial Developer of the Original Code is 
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import socket
import threading
import shelve

class Server:
    def __init__(self):
        self.username = ""
        self.password = ""
        print "Server Running At:", SETTINGS.host        

    def login(self):
        host = SETTINGS.host
        port = SETTINGS.port 
        backlog = 5 
        size = 1024 
        s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) 
        while 1: 
            client, address = s.accept()
            client.send( SETTINGS.welcome)
            self.username = str(client.recv(size))
            self.password = str(client.recv(size))
            if self.username == SETTINGS.username:
                if self.password == SETTINGS.password:                
                    client.send(("Loged in as :\n", SETTINGS.username))
                client.send("--INCORRECT IDENTIFICATION--")
                print client.getpeername(),"client tried to connect with username:",self.username," and password:",self.password

print SETTINGS.password
print SETTINGS.username
server = Server()


the SETTINGS module/file:

#HACKNET Settings file

host = ""
port = 8888

username = "Admim"
password = "pass"

welcome = "--Welcome To HACKNET--"


I think you might be forgetting that your username and password may come in with an appended newline <CR LF>. You should change your validation to:

if self.username == SETTINGS.username + "\r\n":
    if self.password == SETTINGS.password + "\r\n":                
        client.send("Loged in as :\n" + SETTINGS.username)

Side note: Telnet is not quite the same as a plain network connection, because the server attempts to negotiate services with the terminal you are using to provide things like color, etc. I would guess you might get problems with that later if you want to send color, but maybe not.

The telnet protocol includes special characters to send telnet control sequences between the client and the server. Your 'telnet' command most likely sends these characters. You may be able to see them by printing repr(username), repr(password) instead of username and password for example. I don't think you can succeed without learning the telnet protocol first, but... a simpler alternative is to google 'telnet server in python' and browse or download the resulting existing attempts to implement this protocol.

Settings, line 7. Looks like a typo in the username.

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