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Package: telnet (0.17-41.2)

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basic telnet client

The telnet command is used for interactive communication with another host using the TELNET protocol.

For the purpose of remote login, the present client executable should be depreciated in favour of an ssh-client, or in some cases with variants like telnet-ssl or Kerberized TELNET clients. The most important reason is that this implementation exchanges user name and password in clear text.

On the other hand, the present program does satisfy common use cases of network diagnostics, like protocol testing of SMTP services, so it can become handy enough.

Tags: System Administration: Login, User Interface: Command Shell, Networking: Client, Network Protocol: protocol::ipv6, protocol::telnet, Role: Program, Interface Toolkit: Ncurses TUI, Purpose: Login

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 69.6 kB171.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 68.8 kB163.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 66.8 kB159.0 kB [list of files]
armel 63.9 kB144.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 64.0 kB124.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 66.7 kB149.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 70.1 kB160.0 kB [list of files]
i386 70.2 kB164.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 68.9 kB159.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 70.3 kB160.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 62.2 kB143.0 kB [list of files]
mips 70.4 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 71.7 kB199.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 71.0 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 65.7 kB184.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 71.9 kB252.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 72.8 kB250.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 (unofficial port) 67.6 kB151.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 66.9 kB167.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 67.5 kB139.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 64.0 kB174.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 66.2 kB144.0 kB [list of files]