Microsoft DOS telnet command
Enables a user to telnet to another computer from the command prompt.
The availability of this command has only been listed as Windows 2000 and Windows XP because these are the only two versions of Microsoft Windows that support the telnet command from the command prompt (with additional switches). Additional information and help about using telnet from any version of Windows can be found on our telnet help page.
The telnet command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
telnet [host [port]]
|host||specifies the hostname or IP address of the remote
computer to connect to.
|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
Additional information and help with telnet can also be found on our telnet help page.