What Is Telnet?

December 5, 2022

Telnet (teletype network) is an application protocol for two-way text communication through the internet or LAN. The protocol uses TCP to send textual messages through a virtual terminal, establishing an interactive communication channel.

Due to security issues, SSH is the preferred alternative over Telnet due to cryptographic enhancements.

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