This is a program that allows you log in to a Unix computer via a text-based interface. If you have an account on a Telnet server, you can access certain resources on the system such your home directory, your email account, FTP files, etc. The downside of Telnet is that, to use it, you need to use Unix commands, which can be a challenge. Telnet has been largely replaced with SSH.
Last Revised: 2015-08-27