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  1. #1
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    Do I Need A TelNet Server to......

    Hi Guys ! Happy New Year! - all year.

    I'm trying to understand how to use Telnet. Seems Win ME has a
    Telnet file but nothing happens when I try to use it except a small window comes up
    that looks like a DOS thing. But when I enter anything into it, it says.....
    "cannot find server". Google responds to requests for info by giving me
    sites that want to sell me a Telnet Server. Do I need to have one of
    those ? Are there free ones ? Any tutorials on this website about Telnet ?

    Many thanks for any suggestions.

  2. #2
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    The TELetype NETwork protocol is basically dead from a security perspective. Most people these days deploy SSHD or Console.

    I would recommend not setting up telnet on any of your systems, however they do have free telnet servers such as "KpyM ", "Poor Woman's Telnet Server" or running "Cygwin".

    There isn't much to know about telnet itself other then setting it up which I again recommend you don't do on any machine with an internet connection. The information you're probably looking for is more DOS or Shell (command line) based when it comes to controlling your computer through a Telnet/SSH connection.

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    Telnet Info

    Thanks very much, Case. Pretty technical for this average user. Guess I
    better stay away from this challenge. Appreciate your knowledge sharing
    and will follow your suggestions.

  4. #4
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    In laymans terms... Telnet is like running DOS commands on a remote machine. Of course this is the oversimplified version of this and this much more techincal.

    An average computer user will really have no use for using telnet or any variation thereof (SSH).

    You really only need telnet/SSH (SSH preferred) if you have to send commands to another machine (usually a server) on a network or the internet.

  5. #5
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    Telnet Info

    Well, that's a layman explanation I can understand ! And I see that it would
    NOT be a thing needed - while there are so many I DO need to learn yet.
    Thanks, MGCJerry - and Happy New Year.

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