A Telnet Client

Hello,

Thanks for reading our question.  Currently we are using Putty as a telnet client into our Unix server.  Please can you all give a reccomendation to any application that is a little more GUI oriented and perhaps a little higher on the interface frendliness side.  We are a group of relative nervous novices.

Many thanks,

Yunkaa
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MercantilumConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In terms of telnet clients, you should find what you are looking for there

  http://cws.internet.com/telnet.html
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fim32Commented:
what does "GUI oriented" mean?  by definition, telnet is text only...

putty does a fairly good job (as a free utility) of keeping your remote hosts organized... if you're looking for other free alternatives, there are quite a few out there...
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yunkaaAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Hi.  Thanks for your message.  Didn't know that about telnet.  Is there one client that you prefer, or one that you find more user-friendly?

Many thanks,

Yunkaa
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JohnK813Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Does your Unix server support SSH?  SSH is similar to Telnet, but it encrypts data, so the connection is more secure.  Also, SSH has the ability to be more "GUI oriented" in a way... you can open up windows (emacs, Netscape, whatever) from your server on your desktop.

I know that Putty supports SSH, and I believe it also supports "SSH -X", which allows you to open X windows.
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JohnK813Commented:
Another option is VNC (do a Google search for "VNC").  This program opens up a remote connection that basically lets you look at the Unix server's desktop from your desktop - similar to Windows XP's Remote Assistance.  This may not be the best solution, however, because I hear VNC isn't very secure.
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gheistConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try out MindTerm from www.appgate.se , it has some more graphical gadgets around terminal window.
Graphical system for UNIX is called X , and most likely is available as XFree86 package for your UNIX.
You may need an X server to see UNIX pictures on Windows.
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ahoffmannConnect With a Mentor Commented:
hmm, this is a *Unix* TA, and you're asking for telnet, that's ok.
But mentioning Putty sounds more like you're on a M$ machine.
So, what are your seraching for?
  an application allowing telnet/ssh, like putty
  for your M$ machine?
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JohnnyLingoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've always liked CRT/SecureCRT (http://www.vandyke.com).  It's pricey, but If you're needing to use Telnet/SSH on a daily basis, it's worth it.

Another alternative is Absolute Telnet/SSH (http://www.celestialsoftware.net/).  It offers the same features as SecureCRT and is cheaper, although the interface isn't much better than Putty.

Both offer 30 day free trials, so give them a try and see what works best for you.  
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