Telnet Server

The Telnet Server component allows users to connect to Telnet servers from remote computers. When a Telnet client computer connects to the Telnet server, the remote user is prompted to enter a user name and password. By default, only user name and password combinations that are valid on the local server can be used to log on to that server.


This component provides the Telnet Server service.

Associated Components

No other components interact with this component.


The following table shows the configurable settings for this component.

Enable NTLM authenticationSelectedSpecifies whether to use NTLM authentication. By default, this component to set to use both NTLM and password authentication.
Enable password authenticationSelectedSpecifies whether to use password authentication. By default, this component to set to use both password and NTLM authentication.
Operation modeConsoleSpecifies the mode of operation. Choose one of the following from the drop-down box: Console, or Stream.

Console mode is useful for running screen-oriented programs, such as vi (Visual Interface). Stream mode is useful for running command-line applications.

Maximum number of connections2Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous connections that can exist to the Telnet server. Set this value to a number ranging from 0 to 2147483647.
Telnet port23Specifies the port number for the Telnet server to use to make Telnet connections. Set this port to a number ranging from 1 to 1023.

To reduce the number of requests to the Telnet server, set the port number to a lesser-known port on the computer.

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