telnet

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • (written as Telnet)
    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.
  • (written as Telnet)
    A utility or program using Telnet (1) to log-on to and enter commands on a host computer.
  • Abbreviation of remote login. A command that enables a computer to log onto a remote server as if physically located there.

Information & Library Science

  • noun
    (written as Telnet)
    a remote login program that allows a user on one computer to access another on the same network
  • noun a gateway to Internet files.

Information Science

  • acronymRLOGIN
    (written as Telnet)
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