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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me where tho get a good, free telnet program?

    Thanks

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    I don't know of any good ones that are free. There is the one that comes with windows but it is horrible. I use QVTTerm and like it.


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    Thanks guys.

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    In windows, if you go to start, then choose run and type in telnet, then telnet will pop up.

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    hi

    i use token 2 go . i got it on download.com works fine for me.

    forgot to mention that it is available on http://www.download.com

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    [Edited by edshuck on 10-12-2000 at 11:43 AM]

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    I use an old free program that still works fine for me. It's called Ewan and is available at:
    http://www.lysator.liu.se/~zander/ewan.html
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    A program that will (eventually for you) be more scalable would be something like SecureCRT. It does Telnet, but it alost does SSH and other encrypted transfer types. Some servers will not let you telnet because of the security risks...SecureCRT is great

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    I recommended a program called Putty, it supports both telnet and SSH protocols and it's free and very simple.

    Just drop a visit to:
    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

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    hmahonen, one of the problems with Putty is that it crashes quite a bit. Especially when you are trying to cut and paste inot the window...


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    Except for Putty, the other programs don't mention if they handly SSH. And when using Putty and SSH, I have yet to figure out how to create a private key for authentication. Anybody figure that one out yet?

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    Rob...SecureCRT does SSH1 as well as SSH2 (several different encryption algorithmns too)...read my post about 3 up from this one...It works awesome too...it costs $$$ though...oh well

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    I use EasyTerm ( http://www.arachnoid.com/easyterm/index.html ) but that's only because it was the first program I downloaded. No reason to really switch unless there's something I should know, heh.
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    Hi,

    I hope this info fits into this dicussion and proves helpful. I was checking out SoftSeek ( http://www.SoftSeek.com ) and saw the following in its suggested recent D/L list.

    First, let me ask - Is a HyperTerminal a Telnet program???
    If not, what is it and what does it do?????

    Anyhow, if it is a telnet prgram, suggest the thread members check out the following program,

    HyperTerminal Private Edition (HTPE) - Version: 6.1
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

    FREEWARE

    This is a bit of the info, additional info is on the site at the link noted below.
    "HyperTerminal Private Edition (HTPE) is a more powerful version of the HyperTerminal dialing and telnet package that comes with Windows."
    http://www.softseek.com/Utilities/Fa...115_index.html

    Site you can D/L it from is, http://softseek.zdnet.com/Utilities/...115_index.html

    Hope this is helpful.

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    What can be accomplished using a telnet program?

    What is its most powerful use?

    [Edited by ddeile on 10-29-2000 at 11:51 AM]

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    Quite simply, it lets you connect to your web server and control it as if you were directly connected. You can change permissions of files, create directories, move files, run programs, edit configuration files or do anything else you have permissions for that you could do from a connected terminal. The web server is actually only an example, it could be any system you have an account on and permission to enter.
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    Well now!

    What is the difference between FTP and Telnet???

    Is a Hyperterminal a Telnet (quesion delineated above)???

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    WP1...the main difference (that I am aware of) is that with FTP you cannot make core changes to the computer you are ftp'ing to).

    For example...with Telnet you log in as if it was your personal computer and it was sitting right in front of you. You can access files and folders, run programs, delete things (if you have permission) etc...all by command line.
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    FTP is 'File Transfer Protocol' and is mainly for transfering files from one system to another where Telnet gives you a window to actually run the computer from.
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    hi

    When I telnet to my isp i can use pine to read, write, reply, forward and several more advanced mail functions. the key here being that i have not dl'ed the files to my machine.

    but before entering pine i am directly tied to the unix server. i can do a lot of things directly on the machine.

    then there is program called vi. premative even relative to note pad but when i am working with php and do not want to jump back and forth, this is great but extremely powerful tool.

    also there is a lot of talk about mysql on this site. using telnet to the unix machine and then entering mysql i can interact with my program area directly.

    in fact my isp does not have dialup and you must telnet in and use ftp to up and download.


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    putty is a good one, you can get it at ftp://junker.org/telnet
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