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Windows 7: Telnet

22 Sep 2010   #1
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Telnet

Well today I needed to use Telnet and discovered it is not enabled on Win7 as default. So if anyone else needs to know this is how to do it

  1. Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs And Features
  4. Turn Windows features on or off
  5. Check Telnet Client
  6. Hit OK
After that you can start Telnet via Command Prompt.


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, telnet is technically an 'archaic' communications type program. While technically, there are still a lot of devices that use telnet for other things, the more secure communication method for terminal based systems is to use SSH clients like Putty, SecureCRT and the like.

I also believe that MS purposely disabled some of that stuff, in favor of people who really need the old style internet applications like that, would also be more in favor of getting communications software that actually would use it. Like again, SecureCRT or Putty or other similar programs because of the whole 'Anti-Command Line' sentiment with majority of users these days and wanting nice programs with user friendly interfaces.
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22 Sep 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use telnet a ton for my job

Telnet port # (to see if a port is open)

Telnet mail.domain.com 25 ( to test sending email through a mail server)
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22 Sep 2010   #4
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Also use Telnet a ton in my job
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22 Sep 2010   #5
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, as I said, they also probably expect you to install a more user friendly Telnet client. For instance, I use SecureCRT myself, even if I am doing simple telnet, mostly because I can control the emulation and also the screen size where as the default Windows Telnet client isn't as forgiving on that.

And for the MU*ers who like to play the telnet based games, they would use other clients, like MUSHclient or others where security is not much of an issue persay.

But I know for some, SSH tunnels are becoming the preferred work method of telnet sessions if at all possible, especially with sensitive data.
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22 Sep 2010   #6
DirtRider

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

For what I use it for it the more basic the better
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22 Sep 2010   #7
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

IIRC - there isn't even a telnet client include in Win7.
I have to run the XP version from my dual-boot install
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0c9 View Post
IIRC - there isn't even a telnet client include in Win7.
I have to run the XP version from my dual-boot install
Well, the point from the OP is that you can install the windows one through how he just mentioned, in case people didn't know that. By default, it isn't included for probably the reasons I stated.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
s0c9

Win7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
Well, the point from the OP is that you can install the windows one through how he just mentioned, in case people didn't know that. By default, it isn't included for probably the reasons I stated.
LOL - yeah, missed reading the OP...
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22 Sep 2010   #10
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keiichi25 View Post
Well, telnet is technically an 'archaic' communications type program. While technically, there are still a lot of devices that use telnet for other things, the more secure communication method for terminal based systems is to use SSH clients like Putty, SecureCRT and the like.
SSH stuff is mostly only used for Linux and Unix systems. However, over here in the Microsoft camp there is more leaning towards IPsec. IPsec is actually extermely nice, the applications on top like Telnet do not have to support it to be protected by it.
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