Establishing a Telnet connection
A Telnet session allows you to access a switch remotely using port 23. However, it is not secure. If you need a secure connection, use SSH.
To establish a Telnet session connection, enter
telnet followed by the switch IP address.
switch# telnet 10.17.37.157
If the switch is active and the Telnet service is enabled on it, a display similar to the following will appear.
Trying 10.17.37.157... Connected to 10.17.37.157. Escape character is '^]'. Network OS (sw0) switch login:
Once you have established the Telnet connection, you can log in normally.
NOTEYou can override the default port by using the telnet ip_address command with the optional port operand (range 0-65535). However, the device must be listening on that port for the connection to succeed.
The following example overrides the default port.
switch# telnet 10.17.37.157 87 Trying 10.17.37.157... Connected to 10.17.37.157. Escape character is '^]'. Network OS (sw0) switch# login: