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Old 03-25-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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Post What is telnet ?

is it present in windows ? is it for video conferencing ?
Old 03-25-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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If you want to use telnet for video conferencing you will probably have to install aalib-1.2.
Old 03-25-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Re: What is telnet ?

Originally posted by futurist
is it present in windows ? is it for video conferencing ?
You can use it in Windows too. There are 2 ways that I know of:


When your DOS command prompt shows up type:

telnet <ip or server name here>


This will get you a white window. Click on CONNECT at the top right, then REMOTE SYSTEM. Here you'll have to specify an IP or DNS.

I have no idea about the video conferencing. Check out mcleodnine's post as I'm not much help here.
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it is used to connect to other machines get a command interface to use the other machine
Old 03-26-2003, 02:33 AM   #5
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Don't use telnet. Use ssh.

Next time you telnet somewhere do a tcpdump after sitting on port 23 and you'll see your username and pasword in plain text. Telnet is not safe.
Old 04-08-2003, 03:21 PM   #6
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Interesting TOPIC , but what is SSH???? what can it do??? would it be available in REDHAT 6.0??????

I know what TELNET is in WINDOWS ,used it ,all text based stuff. Never had the luck of it working in L iNUX {dial-up problems} .
Old 04-08-2003, 03:35 PM   #7
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SSH = Secure SHell

The ssh daemon is included with most distros. if you don't have it take a look at:

To access an ssh server from windoze you will need a client like putty:


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