When Telnet is used?

Telnet is a simple, text-based network protocol that is used for accessing remote computers over TCP/IP networks like the Internet. Telnet was created and launched in 1969 and, historically speaking, you can say that it was the first Internet.

What is the function of telnet?

Typically, this protocol is used to establish a connection to Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port number 23, where a Telnet server application (telnetd) is listening. Telnet, however, predates TCP/IP and was originally run over Network Control Program (NCP) protocols.
  • Where is Telnet in Windows 7?

    To enable Telnet command line utilities:
    1. Click Start > Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs and Features.
    3. Click Turn Windows features on or off.
    4. In the Windows Features dialog box, check the Telnet Client check box.
    5. Click OK. The system installs the appropriate files. This will take a few seconds to a minute.
  • Why is port 8080 used?

    "8080" was chosen since it is "two 80's", and also because it is above the restricted well known service port range (ports 1-1023, see below). Its use in a URL requires an explicit "default port override" to request a web browser to connect to port 8080 rather than the http default of port 80.
  • Is Port 8080 and 80 the same?

    No 80 and 8080 are not the same. In fact ports are used to make connections unique. Port numbers range from 0 to 65535 out of which upto 1024 are called well known ports which are reserved by convention to identify specific service types on a host. 80 is reserved for HTTP.

Updated: 24th September 2018

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