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Session mode and command mode

There are two modes of operation in Telnet Client: Telnet command mode and Telnet session mode. Telnet command mode allows the Telnet terminal to open a connection to a remote host, close a connection to a remote host, display operating parameters, set terminal options, print the status, and quit the program.

Once connected to a remote host, the Telnet client is in Telnet session mode. This mode is the most common. After logging on, users are given a command-prompt session. Users are then able to use character-based applications on any remote computer, running Telnet server, as if they were logged on to the system directly.

Once connected to a host, you can return from session mode to command mode to change terminal settings. You can change from a Telnet session mode to a Telnet command mode by pressing CTRL + ]. Press ENTER to return to the Telnet session mode.

For information about Telnet client and server commands see: Telnet 

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