As with FTP (see section Anonymous FTP), the actual command for negotiating a telnet
connection varies from system to system. The most common is
To be safe, we'll use your local system as a working example. By now, you hopefully know your site's domain name. If not, ask or try to figure it out. You'll not get by without it.
To open the connection, type
If the system were
The system will respond with something similar to
Trying 126.96.36.1999... Connected to wubba.cs.widener.edu. Escape character is '^]'.
The escape character, in this example ^] (Control-]), is
the character that will let you go back to the local system to close
the connection, suspend it, etc. To close this connection, the user
would type ^], and respond to the
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