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1. also Telnet An internet communications protocol that enables a computer to function as a terminal working from a remote computer.
2. A program that implements this protocol.
intr.v. tel·net·ted, tel·net·ting, tel·nets or tel·net·ed or tel·net·ing
To access an account over the internet using the telnet protocol: telnetted from her work computer to her university account.


(Computer Science) a computer system allowing one user to access remotely other computers on the same network
vb (intr)
(Computer Science) to use a telnet system


(ˈtɛlˌnɛt) Computers, Trademark.
1. a protocol for connecting to a remote computer, esp. over the Internet.
2. any program that implements this protocol.
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This announcement today maintains our leadership role in SSH and Telnet for Windows,” said Beth Redd, Product Manager at Pragma.
We knew we needed a telnet server for setup connection information based on user sign-on, and to create usernames for connection to our development, quality assurance and production environments," said Andy Hart, Logistics Manager, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
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We are pleased to offer our Fortune 500 customers the industry's first SSH server, SFTP server and Telnet server for HP Integrity servers.
Internet availability on college campuses and at government research labs in the 1980s meant that telnet was widely available and that it created new possibilities for information dissemination.
The innovation and emphasis placed on failure recovery mechanisms is a distinguishing feature of the Georgia SoftWorks Telnet Server.
Telnet is of course one of the great features of the IP protocol stack in that it allows connections just about anywhere but sometimes users are limited to a subset of features by certain devices.
For instance, the SEARCH Group recently added a telnet connection.
TelNet Worldwide had previously deployed GENBAND's G9 and C3 platforms for packet trunking of voice traffic across its extensive, fiber-based network.
mobileWeb from telnet offers features that are optimized for the mobile world, like automatic click to call, map and directions, and business SMS information.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pragma Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class remote access and security software for servers and mobile devices, announced that its Pragma Fortress SSH Server and Pragma Telnet Server products are now ported to the Intel AppUp(SM) Small Business Service and will be available as a software as a service (Saas) subscription-based offering.
Software features include wireless security with support for SSL and SSH, connection management and failover support with the use of the Termproxy software provided for free by Wavelink to its telnet clients and the integration of RFID tag data into existing telnet applications.