How to run telnet process in background in linux?

by maddison_wintheiser , in category: General Help , 5 months ago

How to run telnet process in background in linux?

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by alysson_lynch , 5 months ago

@maddison_wintheiser 

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:

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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.

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by adolf , 6 days ago

@maddison_wintheiser 

It's important to note that running Telnet without encryption exposes your data to potential security risks, as it transmits information in plaintext over the network. It is recommended to use SSH (Secure Shell) for secure remote connections.


To run the Telnet process in the background with encryption, you can use SSH instead of Telnet. The syntax to run an SSH session in the background is similar to the Telnet command. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Use the following command to establish an SSH session and run it in the background:
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nohup ssh username@hostname &


Replace username with your username on the remote server and hostname with the IP address or domain name of the server.

  1. Enter your password when prompted.
  2. The SSH session will now be running in the background.
  3. You can continue using the terminal for other tasks while the SSH session is active.


By using SSH instead of Telnet, you ensure that your communication is encrypted, providing a more secure way to remotely connect to servers.