Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Internet communications protocol that enables a computer to function as a terminal working from a remote computer.
  • n. A program that implements this protocol.
  • intransitive v. To access an account over the Internet using the Telnet protocol: telnetted from her work computer to her university account.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A network protocol that enables one computer to communicate with another via the Internet; the program that acts as the client in this situation
  • v. To use such a program to make such a connection

Etymologies

telecommunication network (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The hacker clan that discovered a vulnerability in telnet on BSD and created an exploit to demonstrate the extent of the bug are all hottenbothered because Bugtraq, a venerable security-alert mailinglist posted the exploit, despite a header that forbade such action.

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  • What the commands do is to use an internet protocol called telnet to access a remote telnet site.

    HIdden Movie in Windows XP

  • It's easy enough to add telnet, which is an optional feature of Windows Server

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  • Older protocols for remote access such as telnet, send information such as telnet, send information such as usernames and password in clear text and may have other security loop holes

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  • My configuration is almost the same as yours except: 1, (tramp-login-args (( "- telnet") ( "% h"))); 2, I didn't configure tramp-password-end-of-line. - lgfang

    EmacsWiki: RecentChanges

  • DOS or 4NT windows, but "telnet" exits immediately when invoked inside a "M-x shell" buffer …

    EmacsWiki: RecentChanges

  • Especially on UNIX and LINUX systems, there are command-line client programs for the ftp protocols, which, confusingly, are named "telnet" and "ftp" commands.

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  • It supports a wide variety of communication protocols such as telnet, rlogin, serial port and modem.

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  • It's OK for 'telnet' by this telnet smtp. mail.yahoo.com 25 220 smtp111. plus.mail.sp1.yahoo.com ESMTP quit

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  • Devices that have some type of remote (WAN) administration enabled, such as telnet, SSH, or Web-based access-providing only local access is not vulnerable.

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