I sit in Siberia and have only telnet  


I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to get a web page?

Set in your telnet options local echo to on.
Type address of the web server you want a page from.
For example: www.examplename.com
The default port for telnet is usually port 23.
Set port to 80 and press Enter to connect.

If you use a telnet program without a graphical interface you would
type telnet then set echo and open www.examplename.com 80

Type: GET / HTTP/1.0
Press the Enter-key two times and you get the default page of the server.
After transmission of the page you are automatically disconnected.

If you want to get the page http://www.examplename.com/teatips.htm
you would type GET /teatips.htm HTTP/1.0 and press Enter two times.



I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to send an e-mail?

Set in your telnet options local echo to on.
Type the address of your SMTP mail server.
Set port to 25 and press Enter to connect.
Type: helo
To see available commands or possible syntax differences type: help
Type: mail from:your@address
Type: rcpt to:recipient@address
Writing the message:
Type: data
Date and time ( GMT or offset e.g. 14:01:00 +0600 )
Type: Date: 8 Jan 2004 18:45:00 GMT
Type: From: your@address
Type: To: recipient@address
Type: Subject: Let's have a cup of tea.
Type: Just press Enter to insert a blank line.
Now you can type the main text of your message.
When finished type on a new line a . dot and press Enter.
You should get a message that your mail has been accepted.
To disconnect from the mail server type: quit



I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to check mail on my pop mail account?

Set in your telnet options local echo to on.
Type the address of your pop mail server.
Set port to 110 and press Enter to connect.
Type: user your_accountname
Type: pass your_password
To get a list of numbers and size of messages type: list
To read one of the mails type: retr number (of the message)
To tag a mail for deletion on exit: dele number (of the message)
To end connection type: quit

Other pop server commands top x y shows of message number x the first y lines
rset removes deletion tag of files
stat for details about the mailbox
uidl number information about that message
noop to test if connection to pop server still exists



I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to read a newsgroup?

Set in your telnet options local echo to on.
Type the address of a NNTP news server.
Set port to 119 and press Enter to connect.
To see available commands or possible syntax differences type: help
To list available newsgroups type:
list for a list of all newsgroups
list active to get a list of active newsgroups
These lists can be very long. Its a good idea to narrow
the listing. To list groups that were created
after January 12, 2004, 9 o'clock, type: newgroups 011204 090000

For the message numbers in a group type: group your.favoured.group
Some numbers are returned. The second is the number of messages in that group.
The third is the message number of the first message in that group.
The fourth is the message number of the last message in that group.

To see only the header of a message type head message_number
To read a message type article message_number
Type: Next to select next message
Type: Last to select previous message
To list new messages in a group since January 14, 2004, 17:30,
type: newnews your.favoured.group 011404 173000
To disconnect from the news server type: quit



I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to post an article to a newsgroup?

Set in your telnet options local echo to on.
Type the address of a NNTP news server where posting is allowed.
Set port to 119 and press Enter to connect.
To see available commands or possible syntax differences type: help
Type: post
Type: From: your@address
Type: Date: 14 Jan 2004 18:45:00 GMT
Type: Newsgroups: your.destination.group
Type: Subject: Choosing a tea-pot
Type: Message-ID: <011404184500your@address>
(Composition of this Message-ID: Date, time, your e-mail address)
Type: Just press Enter to insert a blank line.
Now you can type the main text of your message.
When finished type on a new line a . dot and press Enter.
The server should confirm that your message has been accepted.
To disconnect from the news server type: quit



I sit in Siberia and have only Telnet and want to search for a program?

Type the address of an Archie server.
For example: archie.rutgers.edu or archie.hensa.ac.uk.
For the login name type: archie

To see available commands or possible syntax differences type: help
To leave help type: done

Example: Looking for locations were the WWW browser Netscape Navigator 4.08
is available for download. The name of the distributed file is n16e408.exe.
Type: prog n16e408.exe
The result is a list of FTP servers with this program.
To modify the search method use the set command:
set exact to search exactly for the name entered with prog
set sub to search for file names which contain the search string
set subcase to search file names for a case sensitive sub string
set regex for regular expression search
To check the present setting type: show search
To see a list of Archie servers to pick one closer to you type: servers
To disconnect from the Archie server type: quit





Ports are addresses of services available on a server.
Ports commonly used (>560k):

No.  Name                        No.  Name
 
11   systat                      79   finger 
13   daytime                     80   HTTP World Wide Web 
15   netstat                    110   pop3
20   ftp-data                   119   nntp
21   ftp                        517   talk
22   sshd
23   telnet                    6667   irc 
25   stmp                      
43   whois                     
53   domain                      
70   gopher                      





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