[maemo-users] Where is telnet?

From: James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Date: Fri May 15 19:20:41 EEST 2009
Mark wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 5:03 AM, James Knott <james.knott at rogers.com> wrote:
>> Mark wrote:
>>> All flavors of Windows since 3.11 came with telnet pre-installed. My
>>> Psion Series 5 (circa 1997) had telnet out of the box, and it
>>> certainly doesn't have anything like the storage or any other
>>> resources the ITs have.
>> Are you sure it was in Windows 3.11?  That was before MS embraced the
>> internet, with W95.
> Yes, I'm certain. It was used with a little application called simply
> "terminal". I used it constantly with bulletin boards before the
> proliferation of ISPs and the Web, and even after I had a "real" ISP
> to access my email. That same application was available in Win9x/ME,
> and the NT/XP versions of Windows have all had command line telnet.

Back in those days, BBS systems were generally not on the internet. 
You'd access them with a dial up modem and terminal app, such as
Hyperterminal, that's now commonly found on Windows.  You did not have
an IP connection to the BBS, just serial ASCII.  Telnet is used over IP.

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