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Definition of "telnet" [telnet]

  • An Internet communications protocol that enables a computer to function as a terminal working from a remote computer. (noun)
  • A program that implements this protocol. (noun)
  • To access an account over the Internet using the Telnet protocol: telnetted from her work computer to her university account. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "telnet" in a sentence
  • "The hacker clan that discovered a vulnerability in telnet on BSD and created an exploit to demonstrate the extent of the bug are all hottenbothered because Bugtraq, a venerable security-alert mailinglist posted the exploit, despite a header that forbade such action."
  • "What the commands do is to use an internet protocol called telnet to access a remote telnet site."
  • "It's easy enough to add telnet, which is an optional feature of Windows Server"
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