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n2nrn
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2004-05-27, 22:28

How do you telnet in osx? I've been using BetterTelnet Fat, and can't seem to find an osx version.
It's in the terminal isn't it?

Thanks

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Akumulator
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2004-05-27, 22:46

Yes, you can telnet with the terminal.
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EDS66
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2004-05-27, 22:46

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How do you telnet in osx? I've been using BetterTelnet Fat, and can't seem to find an osx version.
It's in the terminal isn't it?

Thanks

n2nrn
I think telnet is built in. You should be able to just open the terminal and use the telnet command. I always do. Now, the cli interface of the terminal will probably not be as nice as some other third-party interfaces, but it does what it's supposed to do.

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2004-05-27, 22:47

I would just use ssh.

Pull up a term...
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2004-05-27, 22:47

iirc, you just type "telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"

man telnet will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about it.
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n2nrn
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2004-05-27, 22:58

Thanks. I new it had to be something that easy. "telnet>?" told me all I need to know. Gonna go play now.
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2004-05-27, 23:04

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Thanks. I new it had to be something that easy. "telnet>?" told me all I need to know. Gonna go play now.
n2nrn
Remember that you can use Telnet to test other services. You can telnet to port 25 and talk to smtp servers; to port 80 and talk to web servers. Telnet/nslookup/ping comprise 80 percent of all the network troubleshooting I do.

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n2nrn
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2004-05-27, 23:11

Cool. I'll play around with that too.
I'm always looking for new tools to understand this network I've inherited.
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2004-05-27, 23:13

also, if the OSX terminal isn't what you're looking for, there are at least two free telnet clients you could also use.

here

and

here

and a beta ssh client

haven't used them much myself, so your milage may vary.
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2004-05-28, 04:27

I use tn3270 X and it works great...
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n2nrn
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2004-05-28, 04:40

Thanks I think I'll use the resident telnet. I've been putting off using the terminal, but this is a good excuse to get my feet wet. Up to this point I've only been using it to manage an HP Procurve managed switch on my network, but I wanted to learn how to telnet into my mail server to manage it. Thanks to all for the immediate and useful help, but I guess that's why I'm here to begin with.

Now on a totally different subject, does anybody know how you can tell if a banjo is in perfect pitch?

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2004-05-28, 05:18

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Now on a totally different subject, does anybody know how you can tell if a banjo is in perfect pitch?
Watching Deliverance helps

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n2nrn
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2004-05-28, 05:37

So does watching Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer's Obstinato.
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ZO
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2004-06-02, 07:07

whats the command for SSH Telnet?
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thuh Freak
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2004-06-02, 07:55

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whats the command for SSH Telnet?
in terminal? its like this:
ssh username@address

to login with 'username' at the 'address'. if the foreign username is the same as the local one, you can drop the 'username@' part. of course, there is a lot more than can be done with ssh. for more information, you can read through the man page, by typgin the following into terminal: man ssh
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2004-06-02, 10:18

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So does watching Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer's Obstinato.
mmmmmm...Bla Fleck.
Gotta love that guy, and the flecktones too. Just awesome stuff

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n2nrn
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2004-06-02, 21:28

I know this is off the topic of telnet, but since I brought it up here goes.
Yeah Bela is great esp. on the DVD that comes with the "Music for Two" cd with Edgar Meyer. Great little documentary. Complete with a roadie who tries to find a banjo joke Bela hasn't heard.

How do you tell when a banjo is in perfect pitch?
When it lands in the middle of the bonfire. Badum Scchhhhhhhhhh

Anyway on a topic more related to this thread, I have been messing around with telnet in the terminal. Carefully going through a few of the help files, but being careful, because I imagine there is evil lurking in there with the wrong commands. I have two questions:

1. What's the difference between starting up in single user and the terminal?

2. What is the "man" command short for?

Maybe this should eventually become a different thread concerning the terminal. I'm sorry if I'm not following protocol here.

I'm going to continue poking around.

Thanks for all the help i have been offered so far and am sure will be offered again.

n2nrn

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2004-06-02, 22:09

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1. What's the difference between starting up in single user and the terminal?

2. What is the "man" command short for?
1. in single-user mode, you can't jump back to the warm comfort of the graphical user interface, without a little techie knowledge and a bunch of extra steps. and, you can't affect any graphical programs, obviously, as they aren't running. thre might be some more things i'm missing.

2. manual. if you don't believe me , you can check out man's manpage, `man man`.
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