How to Set Up a Telnet Server

Follow this procedure to make sure that users can access your RemotelyAnywhere host computers.

  1. Click Preferences to access the host preferences.
  2. Under Telnet Server, select from the following options:
    Option Description
    TCP/IP port to listen on Type the port that you want RemotelyAnywhere to listen on for telnet connections. By default, port 23 is used.
    TCP/IP address to listen on Type the IP address that you want RemotelyAnywhere to listen on for telnet connections.
    Accept RemotelyAnywhere connections (secure) Allow connections from RemotelyAnywhere's built in Command Prompt.
    Accept Telnet connections Allow plaintext terminal emulator connections. If disabled, only the built-in Java client can be used to access Telnet.
    Show login banner Enable or disable the login message sent by the Telnet/SSH servers when a connection is established.
    Maximum simultaneous connections Set the maximum number of connections to the Telnet/SSH servers. It's a good idea to set a reasonable limit, especially on computers connected to the Internet. Every new connection uses resources on the computer.
    Timeouts Set the login timeout (number of seconds the user may remain idle during the login process), the idle timeout (number of seconds the user may remain idle during a Telnet/SSH session) and the session recovery timeout. When a Telnet connection is broken ungracefully (that is, the user does not type exit at the command prompt) it is possible to reconnect to the session and continue work where it was left off for a period of time. You can specify the amount of time for which you want the lost telnet session to remain available. Any and all running programs started by the user in the Telnet session will be available when the session is resumed.
    RemotelyAnywhere Client Set the number of columns and rows that the console window will occupy. You can also specify whether you would like to have the client open in a new window, or in a new window in full screen mode.
    Telnet/SSH Client Default Parameters Set the default parameters for the Telnet/SSH client. You can also select the console mode (Stream, Full ANSI Colors, or Full Monochrome) and enable/disable the console parameters option.
  3. Click Apply. Your settings are applied after restarting RemotelyAnywhere.