After connectivity has been established, you can start to execute some applications over the network. The following section examines the execution of a number of application programs, illustrating what functionality can be achieved.
The Telnet program provides the capability to log on and access resources on a remote host. The Telnet program takes the remote hostname or IP address as an argument and attempts to open a connection to the specified host.
Using telnet to log in to a remote UNIX system
Type in the following commands, replacing the specified hostname with the name of your own host: telnet www.catfish.com. Then press Enter.
The Telnet program first tries to resolve the ...