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Telnet DOES support encryption. But it has to be negotiated for, and is not on by default (and not all clients and servers support it). But see, for example, http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2952.html and http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2953.html
OMG TEH HAZ0RZ!!!11
Isn't telnet a common hacking tool now-a-days? I know there a lot of hacking techniques that require it.
Royaljared 13:16, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
- Well, it is in the same sense that a keyboard is a "common hacking tool"--telnet is such a basic network tool that anyone who does anything slightly complicated with computer networking needs it, whether they're "hacking" or not. There's nothing particularly malicious about it.—Chowbok ☠ 17:00, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
I know this is Grave-digging this post but maybe we want to consider adding a few interesting (but also useful Telnet Ip's such as the one above into the article to show what telnet is used for these days.) **note!** I am happy to add/do this myself but wanted to ask if this would be relevant! Thanks Jthekid15 (talk) 11:38, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm perfectly comfortable with the RFC's at the bottom of the article. Telnet was defined by RFC's and revised through RFC's. I think the two warning should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gggustafson (talk • contribs) 21:34, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
There's an incomplete sentence in the introduction. I'd fix it but I don't know what it's supposed to say.
- "Most network equipment and operating systems with a configuration (including systems based on Windows NT)."