The Telnet client is a simple command-line program that is used to connect to socket servers and exchange messages. The following is an example of how to use Telnet to connect to https://www.google.com and fetch the homepage:
$ telnet www.google.com 80
This command will connect to
www.google.com on port
$ telnet www.google.com 80 Trying 126.96.36.199... Connected to www.google.com. Escape character is '^]'
Now that it is connected, the Telnet command can take user input and send it to the respective server, and whatever the server replies will be displayed in the terminal. For example, send the
HTTP GET command in the following format and hit Enter twice:
GET / HTTP/1.1
Sending this will generate a response from the ...