Zen and the Art of the Internet
As with FTP (see Anonymous
FTP), the actual command for negotiating a telnet connection varies from
system to system. The most common is
telnet itself, though. It
takes the form of:
To be safe, we'll use your local system as a working example. By now, you hopefully know your site's domain name. If not, ask or try to figure it out. You'll not get by without it.
To open the connection, type
If the system were
wubba.cs.widener.edu, for example, the
command would look like
The system will respond with something similar to
Trying 188.8.131.529... Connected to wubba.cs.widener.edu. Escape character is '^]'.
The escape character, in this example ^] (Control-]), is the
character that will let you go back to the local system to close the connection,
suspend it, etc. To close this connection, the user would type ^],
and respond to the
telnet> prompt with the command
close. Local documentation should be checked for information on
specific commands, functions, and escape character that can be used.