In the world of networking, the ability to remotely access and manage devices is a crucial capability for administrators. Two protocols stand out in the realm of remote communication: Telnet and SSH (Secure Shell). While both serve the primary function of remote access, their approach to security and data handling differs significantly. So, let’s explain a little bit more about them!

What is Telnet?

Telnet, an abbreviation for “Teletype Network,” is one of the oldest internet protocols developed in 1969. It was designed to allow users to communicate with a remote computer over a network. Telnet operates on a client-server model where the client software connects to the server software running on the remote machine. The protocol is known for its simplicity and effectiveness in allowing users to manage servers and other devices remotely.

How does Telnet work?

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