A graphical form of Telnet also exists, called TelnetW (Windowed Telnet)
and is found on Windows systems and Mac systems (although Mac Telnet may
be called differently). To start the program, double click on the
Telnet icon. There are a multitude of menu options but we will
only look at the most important ones.
You can connect to a remote machine by clicking the Connect
menu, then choosing the Conn/Disc menu option.
This will present you with another choice of options. Specify
NETWORK for the Port Name, then specify the name of the
machine in the Node Name box (for example, mv3b).
After that, clicking on the Connect button will connect you to the
appropriate machine. You will be prompted for your username and
password as usual.
Click on the connect button of the Telnet application. You should
get a choice of options and a list of machines you can connect to. There
will also be a box into which you can type the machine address. Type the
address into that box and press OK which will connect you to the
appropriate machine. You will be prompted for your username and password
After logging out from the remote machine, Windows users should click on the
File menu using the mouse and then the on Exit option. Mac
users may be exited automatically ; if not you should click on the button
labelled exit or quit.
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