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Telnet

Description

 

Telnet is a network protocol used to provide a bidirectional interactive text-oriented communication facility using a virtual terminal connection.

 

This entry is used to define and configure a Telnet session.

 

Embedded Mode

Show Opened Session

Support Logging

 

External Mode

Credential Repository


 

Settings

 

General

Telnet - General

Telnet - General

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Host

Enter your Telnet remote host name to connect.

Port

Enter the port to connect to the remote host.

Username

Enter your account username.

Password

Enter your account password.

Always ask for password

Always ask for password when connecting to the session.

Verbose

Enabling Verbose logging will record more information than the usual logging mode.

 

Proxy

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Proxy type

Select your Proxy type between:

None

Socks4

Socks5

HTTP

Telnet

Local

Host

Enter the proxy host address.

Port

Enter the proxy port.

Username

Enter the username of the proxy host.

Password

Enter the password of the proxy host.

Excluded hosts

The Excluded hosts box may contain more than one exclusion range, separated by commas. Enter hosts that would automatically be excluded.

Consider proxying local host connections

Connections to the local host are never proxied, even if the proxy exclude list does not explicitly contain them. It is very unlikely that this behaviour would ever cause problems, but if it does you can change it by enabling this option Consider proxying local host connections.

DNS name lookup at proxy end

If you are using a proxy to access a private network, it can make a difference whether DNS name resolution is performed by WinSCP itself (on the client machine) or performed by the proxy. The Do DNS name lookup at proxy end configuration option allows you to control this, select between:

Automatic: WinSCP will do something it considers appropriate for each type of proxy. Telnet, HTTP and SOCKS5 proxies will have host names passed straight to them; SOCKS4 proxies will not.

No:  WinSCP will always do its own DNS, and will always pass an IP address to the proxy.

Yes: WinSCP will always pass host names straight to the proxy without trying to look them up first.

Telnet/local proxy command

If you are using the Telnet proxy type, the usual command required by the firewall’s Telnet server is connect, followed by a host name and a port number. If your proxy needs a different command, you can enter an alternative here.

 

Advanced

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Internet protocol

This option allows the user to select between the old and new Internet protocols and addressing schemes, choose between:

Default (WinSCP)

IPv4

IPv6

Close on disconnect or error

Close the session when disconnecting or when an error occur.