Connecting to Systems Remotely with TELNET

Last but not least, take a closer look at the TELNET command. This command allows you to remotely connect to a server running the Telnet service, and then interact with it as though you were sitting at the command line of that system.

This is a wonderful tool to interact with remote systems, such as those running Linux or Unix, as many Internet servers do. In order to log on to a server via Telnet you’ll need an account configured on that system, as well as some understanding of the remote system’s command line environment.

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