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Development Tools HTTP Basics Introduction to HTTP HTTP Requests Using Telnet

Quora says Telnet is deprecated


I don't know much about this topic but a Quora post says that Telnet is deprecated.


In reading the docs for httpbin.org and they suggest running it using Docker. I've never used Docker before and don't know much about it, but perhaps this is an alternative solution to use?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I don't know what the post was talking about, but "telnet" is still supplied with Windows 10. I'd imagine most systems have a version of it either already installed or easily added on.

You can also run it from the workspaces. I'd suggest that if you don't have it locally.

Definitely, it ships with windows but its default setting is disabled and as you recommended it's not a good idea to enable it for security reasons.

On a side note I was able to nicely finish and understand this series. Telnet didn't work for me even using workspaces, but by taking notes and following the video, it provided a lot of good information for the foundations concepts of this topic.

The second part of this video series is where it began to be really fun / interesting.