How to run telnet process in background in linux?

by maddison_wintheiser , in category: General Help , 20 days ago

How to run telnet process in background in linux?

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by alysson_lynch , 19 days ago


To run a Telnet process in the background in Linux, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for "Terminal" in the applications menu.
  2. Type the following command to open a Telnet session: telnet
  3. Press Enter to establish the Telnet session.
  4. Press Ctrl+Shift+] to escape from the Telnet session and return to the Telnet prompt.
  5. Type "quit" to exit the Telnet prompt.

Now, to run the Telnet process in the background, you can prepend the command with "nohup" (no hang-up) and append "&" at the end. This will allow the process to run even when you close the terminal window. The modified command becomes:

nohup telnet <hostname> <port> &

Once you execute this command, the Telnet process will run in the background, and you can continue using the terminal for other tasks.

Note: Running Telnet without encryption is insecure as it transmits data in plaintext. It is recommended to use SSH (Secure Shell) for remote connections, which provides encryption and enhanced security.