Microsoft DOS telnet command
Enables a user to telnet to another computer from the command prompt.
Windows 2000 and XP are the only two versions of Microsoft Windows that support the telnet command from the command line. Additional information and help about using telnet from any version of Windows can be found on our telnet help page.
Tip: Unless there is no other option we suggest not using Telnet for security reasons. Consider SSH as an alternative.
The telnet command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems as telnet.exe.
telnet [host [port]]
|host||specifies the hostname or IP address of the remote computer.|
|port||Specifies the port number or service name.|
Commands available through the actual telnet program:
|close||close current connection|
|display||display operating parameters|
|open||connect to a site|
set options (Type 'set ?' for a list)
|status||print status information|
|unset||unset options (Type 'unset ?' for a list)
|?/help||print help information|
Telnet to the computer myhost.com