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General Information

Summary

MikroTik RouterOS has a build-in Telnet server and client features. These two are used to communicate with other systems over a network.

Specifications

Packages required: system
License required: Level1
Submenu level: /system, /ip service
Standards and Technologies: Telnet (RFC 854)
Hardware usage: Not significant

Telnet Server

Submenu level: /ip service

Description

Telnet protocol is intended to provide a fairly general, bi-directional, eight-bit byte oriented communications facility. The main goal is to allow a standard method of interfacing terminal devices to each other.

MikroTik RouterOS implements industry standard Telnet server. It uses port 23, which must not be disabled on the router in order to use the feature.

You can enable/disable this service or allow the use of the service to certain IP addresses. See the System Services manual for the detailed instructions.

Telnet Client

Command name: /system telnet

Description

MikroTik RouterOS telnet client is used to connect to other hosts in the network via Telnet protocol.

Property Description

(IP address) - IP address of the Telnet server to connect to([port]; default: 23) - TCP port to connect to (if differs from the standard TCP port 23). May be useful to connect to SMTP or HTTP servers for debugging purposes

Example

An example of Telnet connection:

[admin@MikroTik] > system telnet 172.16.0.1
Trying 172.16.0.1...
Connected to 172.16.0.1.
Escape character is '^]'.

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