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6.2.10. The telnet URL
The telnet URL opens an interactive session with a desired server, al-
lowing the user to log in and use the machine. Often, the connection to
the machine automatically starts a specific service for the user; in other
cases, the user must know the commands to type to use the system.
The telnet URL has the form:
telnet:// user : password @ server : port The Telnet user and password
Specify the Telnet user and password are defined exactly like the user
and password components of the ftp URL, described previously. In par-
ticular, the same caveats apply regarding protecting your password and
never placing it within a URL.
Just like the ftp URL, if you omit the password from the URL, the browser
should prompt you for a password just before contacting the Telnet
If you omit both the user and the password, the Telnet occurs without
supplying a username. For some servers, Telnet automatically connects
to a default service when no username is supplied. For others, the
browser may prompt for a username and password when making the
connection to the Telnet server. The Telnet server and port
The Telnet server and port are defined similarly to the http server and
port, described earlier. The server must be the Internet domain name or
IP address of a Telnet server; the port is the port on which that server
is listening for requests. If the port and its preceding colon are omitted,
the default port of 23 is used.
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