Create an interactive, text-based terminal session on a remote computer.
Command Prompt →
telnet [-a] [-e
Telnet is used to connect to a remote computer. A Telnet session works very much like a command prompt window, except that commands entered are executed on the remote machine. What you do in Telnet depends on the platform of the remote machine; for example, if connecting to a Unix host, you’ll get a standard terminal window. If you connect to a Windows host, you’ll get a DOS command-prompt window.
The following options can be used with Telnet:
The name or IP address of the remote computer. If you omit host,
Telnet will start with a standard
Microsoft Telnet> prompt, at which point you can type any of the
commands listed below (such as
Specifies a port number to use for the connection; if omitted, the default Telnet port (23) is used.
Specifies the username with which to log in on the remote system. If
omitted, you’ll be prompted to enter a username at
the remote system’s login. The
option only works if the remote system provides support for the
Attempts an automatic logon using the username and password of the currently logged-on user.
Defines the escape character for the Telnet session; by default, escape is set to Ctrl-]. Type the escape character during a Telnet session to temporarily ...