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Fat AP and Cloud AP V200R010C00 Command Reference

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The telnet command enables you to use the Telnet protocol to log in to another device from the current device.


# Log in to another device through Telnet based on IPv4.

telnet [ -a source-ip-address ] host-ip [ port-number ]


Parameter Description Value
-a source-ip-address

By specifying a source IP address, you can use this address to communicate with the server for high network security. If no source address is specified, the system will use the IP address of the local outbound interface to initiate a Telnet connection.

The value is in dotted decimal notation.
host-ip Specifies the IPv4 address or host name of the remote device. The value is a string of 1 to 255 case-insensitive characters without spaces.
port-number Specifies the number of the TCP port that is used by the remote device to provide the Telnet service. The value is an integer that ranges from 1 to 65535. The default value is 23.


User view

Default Level

0: Visit level

Usage Guidelines

Usage Scenario

If one or multiple devices on the network need to be configured and managed, you do not need to connect each device to your terminal for local maintenance. If you have learned the IP address of the device, you can run this command to log in to the device from your terminal for remote device configuration. By doing this, you can use one terminal to maintain multiple devices on the network.

You can press Ctrl_K to terminate an active connection between the local and remote devices.


  • Before you run the telnet command to connect to the Telnet server, the Telnet client and server must be able to communicate through Layer 3 and the Telnet service must be enabled on the Telnet server.

  • Logins through Telnet bring security risks because Telnet does not provide any authentication mechanism and data is transmitted using TCP in plain text. The STelnet mode is recommended for the network that has the high security requirement.


# Connect to a remote device through Telnet.

<Huawei> telnet
Updated: 2019-11-21

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