This Web page is an electronic companion to Chapter 3 of the book Learning to Use the Internet, by Ernest C. Ackermann. It contains links to the Internet resources, sites, and services mentioned in the chapter. Using this you can access them directly, without typing the long addresses or URLs for each item. Please send any comments, questions or suggestions to Ernest Ackermann. For orders or requests for examination copies contact the publisher at

Chapter 3 Telnet: Access To Other Computers On The Internet

You may want to also look at Telnet, FTP, and Gopher that accompanies Learning to Use the World Wide Web

Example 3.1 Starting a telnet Session; Stopping a telnet Session Using CTRL-]

Illustration by Karl Ackermann.

Example 3.2 Searching for Information at PENpages Example 3.2

Example 3.4 Weather Forecasts; Telnet with a port number

Access to Weather Service Sites

You contact each of these sites by starting a telnet session and using a port number. That way no login name or password is required. The telnet command to use for each site is listed below its name.

Access to Other Internet Services Through Telnet

Most Internet services and programs can be used through telnet. To access

Finding What's Available by Telnet

Some other Web resources about Telnet

Virtual Table of Contents for Learning to Use the Internet

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