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Use IPv6 with Telnet Client

Updated: March 24, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

The version of Telnet Server and Telnet Client included with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 support TCP/IP version 6. It does not change in any way how you use Telnet, except that your host names are allowed to resolve to an IPv6 address, and that you can specify an IPv6 address in your connect command.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

You can perform this procedure using either of the following methods:

  1. At any command prompt, type:

    telnet ipv6address [ port ]

  2. The connection is successful if you see one of the following:

    • A request for user name and password.

    • The Telnet server welcome message and a prompt.

  1. If you are currently connected to a remote access server, disconnect from it before attempting to connect to a Telnet server. See Disconnect from a Telnet Server.

  2. In the Telnet Client service, switch to command mode. See Switch Between Session Mode and Command Mode.

  3. At the Microsoft Telnet> command prompt, type:

    Open ipv6address [ port ]

  4. The connection is successful if you see one of the following:

    • A request for user name and password.

    • The Telnet server welcome message and a command prompt.

Parameters

 

Parameter Meaning

ipv6address

IPv6 address of the remote Telnet server.

port

TCP port number of the Telnet server. Use only if the administrator of the Telnet server changed the port number from the default value of 23.

Formatting Legend

 

Format Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

  • Any user account can be used to complete this procedure. However, your user account must have access granted to the Telnet server to which you are trying to connect. For more information, see Grant Access to a Telnet Server.

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