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Windows XP - Telnet

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  1. sportscrazy

    sportscrazy Thread Starter

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    Hi, I recently heard about a program called telnet (I know, where has he been?). I Google'd it to find out what it was all about and I can't seem to find anything that is clear to me. So can anyone explain to me any of the following questions? Any answers are appreciated! :D


    - What is it?
    - What is it used for?
    - Can I use it by going to Start>Run>telnet.exe or do I need something else?
    - What are some basic commands and functions of telnet?


    Thanks again,
    Sports :D
     
  2. Rick1953

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  3. sportscrazy

    sportscrazy Thread Starter

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    I've looked at that article and it's not making any sense to me, I need an explanation that will dumb it down for me. :eek:
     
  4. Rick1953

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    The second link is about as simple as it can be explained.
    Exactly what is it you want to use Telnet for?
     
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    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/T/Telnet.html

    (telĀ“net) (n.) A terminal emulation program for TCP/IP networks such as the Internet. The Telnet program runs on your computer and connects your PC to a server on the network. You can then enter commands through the Telnet program and they will be executed as if you were entering them directly on the server console. This enables you to control the server and communicate with other servers on the network. To start a Telnet session, you must log in to a server by entering a valid username and password. Telnet is a common way to remotely control Web servers.
     
  6. sportscrazy

    sportscrazy Thread Starter

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    Thats what I would like to find out, is it useful for anything that I can use?

    PS. I do run a small website on a free server for some friends, so if I can access my site through telnet then that's one potential use. My site's URL: http://cheeco.topcities.com/
     
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