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What is telnet/ssh/a shell?
Telnet allows you to open a shell on the server to interact with the command line (we strongly recommend using SSH as a secure alternative to Telnet).

PuTTY is a nice free SSH client for windows.

In Mac OS X or linux, you can just open up a terminal window and run:
ssh username@domain.com

(note, unless you've activated shell access from the "Users > Users" area for your ftp user, you won't be able to telnet or ssh in to your server).

Last updated: Apr 12, 2004.