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  1. Telnet is a terminal emulation protocol. It allows you to connect to a server using your PC as a terminal. Once you start a telnet session, all of your work is done on the remote system - all commands are executed on the remote system and all files are created and deleted on the remote system.
  2. Start a telnet session with the command:  telnet <hostname>
    If the remote system accepts the request for a telnet session, you will get a login prompt.
    To terminate the telnet session, logout.


  1. If you are not connected to the Internet, you can still run a practice telnet session by running a telnet session to your own PC (rather mind-bending - your own PC is acting as both the local and the remote servers). Try the following:
  2. If you are connected to the Internet under Floppix, you can telnet from Floppix to any server where you have a login account and telnet access.

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