In the past, Telnet offered the only way to connect to a remote machine and work on it. Telnet is inherently insecure because it sends passwords in plain text across the network. This means that someone using network sniffing tools could read the password. Because of this fundamental insecurity in the protocol, SUSE systems do not have a Telnet server enabled by default. If you want to log in remotely, you should use ssh (secure shell).
If you are logged in to the machine bible as user fred and you want to log in to the machine faraway as user guest, you would do the following:
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