This guide aims to help you utilize RSPET Server’s API to create programs that interface with it. It will focus on the higher level API (as you can also manually create and interface each class on a lower level). Because this API was created with the upcoming RESTful WebAPI in mind it is stateless. This means that the developer will have to deal with the states, although state transitions that would normally take place are exposed through the API.
Using RSPET Server’s API
In order to access RSPET Server’s API you have to include
Following this you have to create an instance of the rspet_server.API Class. This
will in turn create an instance of the Server class. The previous steps will have
a result equal to lunching RSPET’s Server directly from a command line.
|init||Called during instance creation||max_conns(int), ip(string), port(int)||Raises socket.error if there is an error during binding|
|call_plugin||Call a command defined in a plug-in||command(string), args(array)||Dictionary. Keys :
|select||Manage host selection||hosts(array)||Dictionary. Keys :
|help||Return all available Commands, their syntax and their documentation||-||Dictionary. Command is Key. Unfolds to Dictionary. Keys :
|refresh||Interfaces Server’s clean function. Checks for lost hosts.||-||-|
|get_server||Return the API’s instance of Serve. Used for lower level interaction.||-||Instance of Server class|
|get_hosts||Return all available hosts||-||Dictionary. Host ID is key. Unfolds to Dictionary. Keys :
RSPET Server’s ReturnCodes
RSPET’s Server module has a class containing the Return codes that command execution
can result in. They are accessible under rspet_server.ReturnCodes.
|Code Name||Value (Int)|
Now, let’s have a look at some sample code. Create a new python project in the same
rspet_server.py (let’s call it
import rspet_server rspet_api = rspet_server.API(5, "0.0.0.0", 9000) output = rspet_api.call_plugin("help") state_transition = output['transition'] return_code = output['code'] return_string = output['string'] if return_code != rspet_server.ReturnCodes.OK: print ("Ooops. I've got an error. It says :\n%s" %return_string) else: print return_string
Executing the above code will give us the following output.
Server commands: Quit: Quit the CLI and terminate the server. ALL: Select all hosts. help: List commands available in current state or provide syntax for a command. Choose_Host: Select a single host. List_Hosts: List all connected hosts. Select: Select multiple hosts.
Now let’s try calling a command that has not been defined (i.e. make a typo).
import rspet_server rspet_api = rspet_server.API(5, "0.0.0.0", 9000) output = rspet_api.call_plugin("hilp") state_transition = output['transition'] return_code = output['code'] return_string = output['string'] if return_code != rspet_server.ReturnCodes.OK: print ("Ooops. I've got an error. It says :\n%s" %return_string) else: print return_string
Executing the above will return the following.
Ooops. I've got an error. It says : hilp : No such command.