Telnet doesn't work

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
September 7, 2009 at 10:28:11
Specs: Windows XP, 2/2
I'm messing around with telnet for a networking class. Whenever I telnet to a website on port 80 the command prompt goes blank and I can't see anything that I'm typing. The cursos still moves though. What gives?

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#1
September 7, 2009 at 10:32:46
That's how it works; the web server doesn't echo your characters back to you. (And really, why should it? Your web browser knows what it's sending.)

You can turn localecho on by running telnet without an address, then typing

set localecho


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#2
September 7, 2009 at 11:19:04
I tried that and it says local echo on but still after telnet into a site on port 80 I still can't see anything that I type. Only the cursor moving...

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#3
September 7, 2009 at 11:24:48
That is normal
You are telnetting to a website
There is no telnet service running on that port

Do it again
Do a ctrl-c and enter


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#4
September 7, 2009 at 13:05:52
lesstjake182: I tried that
The setting isn't saved. You need to reapply it every time you open telnet.
telnet
set localecho
o www.google.com 80
Note: The screen won't clear, but your cursor goes to the top left of the window
GET /index.html HTTP/1.1
Host: www.google.com:80

Syzygy: You are telnetting to a website
There is no telnet service running on that port

Technically, there is. HTTP is telnet running on port 80.


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