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Telnet is a Unix-based interface program that enables the user to access files on a remote Telnet server from any home or office computer. To use it, Unix commands must be used, which are awkward. Telnet is part of the TCP/IP suite of protocols.

It should be noted that Telnet (and FTP) have fallen from favor due to serious security issues. However, there now is a secure form of Telnet (and FTP), called SSH or Secure Shell, in which encrypted connections are used.

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