Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

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.

  1. 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:
  2. Once you have established the Telnet connection, you can log in normally.
    NOTE
    You 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: