Enable Telnet in Windows® 7
Do you want to know about Telnet and the tips to enable it in Windows 7 operating system?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system offered by Microsoft. With the goal of being compatible with almost all software and hardware, Windows 7 was intended to be a more focused incremental upgrade to the Windows line. Telecommunication network protocol also known by the nickname Telnet is used to access wide area and local area networks. Telnet can be used on a variety of server types allowing execution of server commands and remote access. Due to the stable reputation and the lack of viable alternate technology, Telnet is the preferred protocol for communication between the client and its server. Telnet remains in use today for remote server connections and its influence can still be seen in modern businesses.
Following points explain about Telnet, its role and the tips to enable it in Windows 7 operating system:
- Role of Telnet
- Enabling Telnet in Windows 7
Telnet is a TCP/IP protocol and is triggered by the user command. Telnet allows you to access a remote computer. Obtaining files from a remote computer through FTP is a common process, but Telnet actually goes one step further and allows you to log on as a regular user of the computer. Commonly, Telnet is used for technical support purposes. Operating systems, such as UNIX, Linux, Mac OS and Windows have Telnet capabilities and may even have Telnet built into them.
Role of Telnet
External interface of Telnet operates on application level while its internal interfaces work with TCP for symmetric client and server roles. Telnet also works at standardizing terminals and is known as one of the most stable protocols of its kind. Telnet allows virtually real-time execution of commands by remote login, enabling off site server manipulation and command execution. Telnet can also be used to provide large database of information to the general public free of charge and to enable online multi-user games.
Telnet is a protocol that allows the user to connect to other computers through applications that have Telnet features. In Windows 7, Telnet is not automatically present. To use this feature, you must first install the Telnet client. Open the 'Control Panel' utility and select 'Programs and Features' option. It brings up a ‘Change a program’ screen. On the left side of the screen, there is a Task Manager. Click the link 'Turn Windows features on or off’ from there. Then, click the box next to Telnet client and Telnet server and press the 'Ok' button to enable Telnet.
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