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The Java(tm) Telnet Applet: What is TELNET?

© 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.


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Last modified: Thu Mar 13 12:29:58 1997 by Matthias L. Jugel