Ethernet recommendations for simple telnet control

Contemplating using Arduino Ethernet Shield for simple telnet control of embedded device (not interested in DPHC). recommendations to proven libraries would be appreciated.


Why not Bitlash?

Bitlash is an interpreted language and shell for Arduino. It's open source and free.

It's been a while since I've tested against an Ethernet shield, but there is code you can activate in src/bitlash.h at around line 107 for the WizNet and AdaFruit shields.

If you don't have an Ethernet shield, another option is to run a PC-side proxy like, which comes with Bitlash, to accept telnet connections to the PC and connect them over to the serial port. You can read more about at

Happy hacking,