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.
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.
- To enable Telnet command line utilities:
- Click Start > Control Panel.
- Click Programs and Features.
- Click Turn Windows features on or off.
- In the Windows Features dialog box, check the Telnet Client check box.
- Click OK. The system installs the appropriate files. This will take a few seconds to a minute.
- "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.
- 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