How to Exit From Telnet

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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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