Phillip,
    The simple answer is that telnetlib is not supported in Jython.
 
    The more complicated answer is that there are some workarounds that involve a little more work. 
 
    See the thread: RE: [Jython-users] Looking for a telnetlib/select package for use in Jython.
    From February 2003 with my discussion with Brian Zimmer.
 
    I'll forward the last message to you directly.