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Old 06-12-2001
Using telnet client from MacOSX's command line terminal

I'm completely new to Unix, but familiar with Mac OSX. I've just discovered the command line terminal feature of this new OS and I'm trying to learn how to telnet into my host's server to change permissions to allow executable cgi scripts for my website. Is there anyone who might be able to explain what command to use to do this? I'm using "telnet," then I get the prompt "telnet>" afterwhich I've tried entering the IP address, the top-level domain, the absolute URL, etc. to no avail.

Thanks,
Tyler
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Old 06-12-2001
try typing:

open <I>IP_ADDRESS</I>


Or directly from the command line:

telnet <I>IP_ADDRESS</I>
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Old 07-15-2001
If you remote web-server is configured for SSH you will be pleased to know that MACOSX comes with an SSH client out-of-the-box.

I was at the Apple store and was really glad to be able to SSH into my www server. Telnet (client) works out-of-the-box too but why send clear text passwd across the net when you can use SSH.
 

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