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Connect to a specified port of a host using the telnet protocol. More information:

  • Telnet to the default port of a host:

telnet {{host}}

  • Telnet to a specific port of a host:

telnet {{ip_address}} {{port}}

  • Exit a telnet session:


  • Emit the default escape character combination for terminating the session:

<Ctrl> + ]

  • Start telnet with "x" as the session termination character:

telnet -e {{x}} {{ip_address}} {{port}}

  • Telnet to Star Wars animation:

telnet {{}}