22 October 2015 For Management
TELNET stands for TELecommunication NETwork. Telnet was developed in 1969 and standardized as the STD-8 Internet standard, one of the first Internet standards. Telnet is a text-based program in which other computers can be connected over the Internet. Telnet is part of the application layer protocol such as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) which is used on the Internet or local networks to produce a two-way interactive text-oriented communication structure with the help of a virtual link terminal.
Telnet is typically used to log into remote computers. The Telnet program runs on the local computer and connects the computer to a server on the network. Commands can be entered through the Telnet program and will be executed if entered directly from the server console. This allows the user to control the server and communicate with other servers on the network. To initiate a Telnet session, you must log into a server by entering a valid username and password.
Telnet is also called a client-server protocol, as it relies on reliable connection-oriented transport. A special telnet application, “reverse telnet”, is also used in which the server side of the connection reads and writes data to a terminal line instead of providing a command shell.
The following steps in this article will show you how to enable / disable the Telnet client in Windows 10:
Right click on the “Start” icon located in the lower left corner of the screen. Click on "Programs and Features".
In the submenus on the left, click on “Turn Windows features on or off”. This will open the Windows Features window.
Click on “Telnet Client” to enable or disable this function. Click "OK" to complete this process.
Note: A check mark indicates that all its functions are enabled and a filled box indicates that only part of the function is enabled.