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Hi-- I'm a newbie. I'm wondering why someone would use telnet over ssh. Why would somone ever bother with the unsecure version? Why would a network admin ever choose not ...
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    secure versus clear text


    Hi--

    I'm a newbie. I'm wondering why someone would use telnet over ssh. Why would somone ever bother with the unsecure version? Why would a network admin ever choose not to use the encrypted protocol?

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    Main reason i would hazard a guess at is that the "server" doesn't support SSH services. Usually a windows "server" be that an ACTUAL server eg windows server 2000/2003 or a workstation with telnet services installed.

    I dont know if you can get a ssh server for windows at all. But if not, i would think this is the main reason for using telnet over ssh, that being that you cant use ssh.
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