- A protocol that enables a user to log-on to, and enter commands on a remote computer as if at the remote site. authorization must be granted by the remote, or host, computer before commands may be entered. This contrasts, for example, with FTP, which is utilized to access and download files without logging-on to the remote computer. Also called Telnet protocol.
- A utility or program using Telnet (1) to log-on to and enter commands on a host computer.
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