Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

Telnet

The main Internet protocol for creating an interactive control connection with a remote computer. Telnet is the most common way of allowing users a remote connection to a network, as with telecommuters or remote workers.

Telnet is a network protocol used on the Internet or local area network LAN connection. It is used to provide user-oriented command line logon sessions between hosts on the Internet. The name is derived from the words telephone network because the program is designed to emulate a single terminal which is attached to another computer.

A network protocol that is used on the Internet or on a local area network (LAN) connection. It is used to provide user-oriented command-line logon sessions between hosts on the Internet. The name is derived from the words telephone network because the program was designed to emulate a single terminal that is attached to another computer.

Telnet is a network protocol that is used on the Internet or on a LAN connection. It is used to provide user-oriented command-line logon sessions between hosts on the Internet.