© 1996-98 Matthias L. Jugel, Marcus Meißner
Telnet allows you to login to another Internet location to gain access to databases, library catalogs, and interactive environments. It works like a terminal connected to your computer, only that that computer may be far away.
If you want to connect directly to a remote computer you need to know a valid login ID usually given to you by the provider of the service.
To get a list of telnet service providers, please have a look at our list of Applet Users.