Telnet is a communication protocol that allows you to connect to a remote computer or server and access files as if you were working directly on the remote system. The program works on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux and other systems. Telnet lets you navigate a remote system using commands known as switches. The protocol uses your system's existing dial-up or other communication service to access remote systems. There is a proper way to exit Telnet so the remote computer can close the open connection.
Type "quit" anytime during your Telnet session. The application will pause then a message will appear stating you are signing off the remote computer.
Press any key on your keyboard when the message "Connection to host lost. Press any key to continue...."
Click the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the Telnet window to close the client or click "File" then "Exit."
Type "exit" at the "C:>" prompt, if using Windows, to return to the operating system's "Desktop."
Tips & Warnings
- The "quit" command, as well as other Telnet commands, is not case specific --- you can enter it in all caps, all lowercase or a mixture of the two.
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