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Win XP Fast Telnet Timeout

Feb 21, 2005 10:41PM PST

Hi, I'm new to the board and I am hoping you folks will be able to help me out. Since upgrading to Win XP Service Pack 2 my telnet sessions timeout after about 10 seconds of inactivity. This happens with Procomm Plus (my main telnet client), and also with Hyperterminal (I launched it to see what wold happen, but never use this app). I am pretty sure that there is a registry setting for this but I have had no luck in locating it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Why Telnet?
Feb 22, 2005 1:51AM PST

In case you haven't heard, Telnet is VERY, VERY, VERY insecure. All commands are sent in clear text (i.e. unencrypted), so anyone could easily get passwords and other sensitive information. You should investigate something such as SSH, which is basically a suite of encrypted programs. Including Telnet, FTP, and others.

So, assuming that you're using this telnet connection on a private and closed network, which does not connect in any way to the Internet, then have you tried searching Google for the solution? There's also the Microsoft Knowledge Base which contains the occasional nugget of information inbetween all the "See **** Run" phrasiology.

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