Telnet, Rlogin and FTP
Remote logins connect and interact your local systems with a distant computer
(called the remote host). The remote host may be in the next room, across the country,
or on another continent. In spite of great distances, you can perform the kinds of tasks
on the remote computer that you would if it were in the same room with you.
user interface to a remote system using the TELNET protocol
establishes a remote login session from your terminal to the remote
machine named hostname
- telnet csa
- telnet csa.bu.edu
- rlogin csa
- rlogin -l username csa.bu.edu
- Set DISPLAY environment :
set the DISPLAY environment with my host machine to execute GUI applications
- setenv DISPLAY host name:0.0
- Grep Host name :
display the host machine name
- env | grep HOST
- Grep DISPLAY name
grep the DISPLAY environment that is currently set
- env | grep DISPLAY
- Quit the program
File Transfer Program (FTP)
- ftp csa.bu.edu
- ftp ftp.bu.edu - guest login
- User name : 'ftp' or 'anonymous'
- Password : my e-mail address
- Commands - These commands will be listed. Please look at the handout from IT, "Transferring Files with FTP".
How to execute ftp or telnet from your PC
BU web resources for FTP
- Connect to BU using BU-PPP
- Click 'Start' button and choose 'Run'
- Enter 'telnet csa.bu.edu' or 'ftp csa.bu.edu'
- Change target directory - by using 'cd dir-name'
- Change local directory - by using 'lcd dir-name',
e.g., 'cd E:\cs111'
- Use 'put' or 'get' command to upload or download files, respectively.
BU CAS CS - Telnet, Rlogin and FTP
Last Updated on: Jan 23, 2000
This page created by Jaehee Yoon <firstname.lastname@example.org>.