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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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Other core CRT features include support for telnet, rlogin, serial and dialup connections, extensive customization capability with many font, cursor, and color scheme options available for each session, tree-based session management, VBScript support, transparent printing, and ZModem file transfer.
It also allows users a choice of connection options, including via modem, nvt2, rexec, rlogin, RS232, rsh and telnet.
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Currently supported protocols include HTTP (Web), FTP, SMTP (email), rlogin, telnet, finger, whois, and raw sockets.