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Application Layer Protocols

1. Explain how TELNET helps in remote login.

Ans: The word “TELNET” is derived from telecommunications and network and is a protocol that allows a user to log on to a remote computer. Further, TELNET is also known as remote login, which means connecting one machine to another in such a way that a person may interact with another machine as if it is being used locally. It means that someone in New Delhi could connect to a computer in the New York City Public Library and search the card catalogue the same way as someone located at a terminal in the library. Once connected, the user's computer emulates the remote computer. When the user types in commands, they are executed on the remote computer. The user's monitor ...

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