telnet

User interface to TELNET

TLDR

Telnet to the default port of a host

$ telnet [host]
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Telnet to a specific port of a host
$ telnet [ip_address] [port]
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Exit a telnet session
$ quit
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Emit the default escape character combination for terminating the session
$ Ctrl + ]
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Start telnet with "x" as the session termination character
$ telnet -e [x] [ip_address] [port]
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Telnet to Star Wars animation
$ telnet [towel.blinkenlights.nl]
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SYNOPSIS

telnet [OPTION...] [HOST [PORT]]

DESCRIPTION

Login to remote system HOST (optionally, on service port PORT)

General options:

-4, --ipv4

use only IPv4

-6, --ipv6

use only IPv6

-8, --binary

use an 8-bit data transmission

-a, --login

attempt automatic login

-b, --bind=ADDRESS

bind to specific local ADDRESS

-c, --no-rc

do not read the user's .telnetrc file

-d, --debug

turn on debugging

-e, --escape=CHAR

use CHAR as an escape character

-E, --no-escape

use no escape character

-K, --no-login

do not automatically login to the remote system

-l, --user=USER

attempt automatic login as USER

-L, --binary-output

use an 8-bit data transmission for output only

-n, --trace=FILE

record trace information into FILE

-r, --rlogin

use a user-interface similar to rlogin

-?, --help

give this help list

--usage

give a short usage message

-V, --version

print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-inetutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

telnetd(1) The full documentation for telnet is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and telnet programs are properly installed at your site, the command info telnet should give you access to the complete manual.

AUTHOR

Written by many authors.

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