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TELNET access

The FOX board has a TELNET server always active and listening on port number 23. Let's see how to connect to it from our PC

The FOX Board has a built-in Telnet server that provide a remote access to the FOX Board shell from the network. For the Windows users, that should haven't any familiarity with Telnet sessions and shells, we said that it is something like a "MS/DOS Command Prompt" useful to give, from our PC, remote commands to the Linux running on the FOX Board.

Telnet access from Windows

Access using the default Telnet client

Windows has, by default, a telnet client accessible from a Command Prompt window invoking:
c:\> telnet
If the FOX Board is visible in your network we will be asked for a username with the following message.
axis login: root
type root and press ENTER.

At the password request:

Password: pass
type the default password pass and press ENTER.


TELNET access to the FOX board

When gained the access you can enter commands directed to the Fox Board. For example the command:

[root@axis /root]99# top
will show all the programs and processes are in execution on the Fox Board (to exit from the top utility press the Q key).

Screen shot of TOP command

How to access using HyperTerminal

In alternative it is possible to access the Fox board with the Windows built-in HyperTerminal program accessible form the menu:
Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Communications -> Hyper Terminal 
From the menu of the properties you can access the connection properties and select the mode Winsock specifying the IP address of the FOX Board on and the port number on 23 like shown in the following figure:

HyperTerminal configuration to access the FOX Board

Then press the key OK and start the connection pressing the telephon icon with the closed handset.

How to access using PuTTY

Another possibility, that we strongly suggest, is to use the PuTTY that is freely downloadable from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html. it is a single Windows executable file that doesn't need any installation and that behaves like a Unix client and can establich also SSH secure sessions.

Example of a TELNET session with PuTTY

To be able to use PuTTY it is necessary to uncheck the "Return Key sends Telnet New Line instead of ^M" option in the PuTTY config panel as show below:

PutTTY Telnet config panel

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