telnet — stdin stdout - file -- opt --help --version
telnet program logs you
into a remote machine where you already have an account.
$ telnet remote.example.com
telnet for remote
logins: most implementations are insecure and send your password
over the network in plain text for anyone to steal. Use
ssh instead, which protects your password
and data via encryption. There are two exceptions:
In a Kerberos environment, using enhanced (“kerberized”) telnet software on both the client and server side. See http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/ for more information.
Connecting to a remote port when you aren’t sending any sensitive information at all. For example, to check for the presence of a web server (port 80) on a remote system:
$ telnet remote.example.com 80 Trying 192.168.55.21... Connected to remote.example.com (192.168.55.21). Escape character is '^]'.
xxxType some junk and press Enter <HTML><HEAD> Yep, it’s a web server <TITLE>400 Bad Request</TITLE> </HEAD><BODY> <H1>Bad Request</H1> Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.<P> </BODY></HTML> Connection closed by foreign host.
To discourage you further from using
telnet, we aren’t even going to describe