Telnet and FTP: Remote Login and Retrieval of Information

  • Roger P. Smith
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards


The Internet is not only for getting mail and looking up airline flight schedules. The Internet can make it as easy to use a computer on the other side of the world as it is to use your own computer. Several programs, such as Telnet, allow you to connect to a remote computer (called a host). You can then use that computer as easily as if you were using a terminal connected directly to that machine. Several forms of protection may be in place to limit such access to approved users. As a result, you will need an account or a password to connect to that computer.


Retrieval System Host Computer File Transfer File Transfer Protocol Remote Computer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger P. Smith
    • 1
  • Margaret J. A. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Margaret J.A. Edwards & AssociatesCalgaryCanada

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