In one of my projects, I often had to log on (telnet) to a server and execute a number of steps..
I desparately wanted some tool which would automate this for me...i.e. pass commands to the server thru telnet, wait for output etc.
"Tera Term" is a cool utility that allows U to write scripts using a simple language..(It took me just 5 mins to get the basic commands) The scripts have a *.ttl extension.
Cool handy tool...A must have :)