/tel'net/ 1. The Internet standard protocol
for remote login. Runs on top of TCP/IP
. Defined in STD
8, RFC 854
and extended with options by many other RFCs. Unix BSD
networking software includes a program, telnet, which uses the protocol and acts as a terminal emulator
for the remote login session. Sometimes abbreviated to TN. TOPS-10
had a similar program called IMPCOM.
2. The US nationwide network into which one dials to access CompuServe
. It was created by John Goltz, one of the founders and system guru
. He later worked for Tymshare, one of CompuServe's big competitors.