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telnet client and telnet server on windows server 2008

I have a godaddy dedicated windows server 2008 no control panel what are the risks of installing selected features

telnet client
telnet server
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rgb192
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pony10usCommented:
Telnet sends/recieves in plain text.  SSH is the prefered method.

For a good article on security risks read:  http://www.sans.org/security-resources/idfaq/telnet_rlogin.php
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serialbandCommented:
What exactly are you trying to do?  Can you use Remote Desktop?  Telnet is insecure.
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rgb192Author Commented:
I am trying to test if ip address are working
telnet ipAddress port

maybe trying to try outside remote desktop (I think this is telnet server), or inside remote desktop (I think this is telnet client)

If not what is difference between telnet server and telnet client
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serialbandCommented:
The client is what you use to connect to the server.  The telnet server runs on the system as a service and listens on the telnet port for client requests.  It then prompts for the login name and password needed to connect to it.  You can run command line programs and query the server.  Telnet is obsolete.  You don't really want to use it anymore.  Anyone along the connection path can view the unencrypted username and password packets.


You can enable just the telnet client if you want to connect to a system to test out the ports, but you probably shouldn't enable the telnet server.
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rgb192Author Commented:
I like the explanation of client and server the best

Thanks.
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