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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Using telnet

Using telnet is not only very common, but also a simple to use terminal program. It is invoked by the telnet command on just about every operating system known to man that is running the TCP/IP protocol. TCP/IP is a protocol suite that allows telnet (and most of the rest of the utilities in this lesson) to function in the first place. TCP/IP is way beyond the scope of this book, but you should be familiar with what an IP address is if you are going to enter it here in the next example. As well, it should be noted that whenever you can, use ssh, which stands for secure shell. This protocol will provide you with encryption that can be used to secure a connection you would have normally made with the simple telnet program, which is ...

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