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I looked on the Play store for Telnet Client and saw one by ClockworkMod and thought "Oooo, a reputable client!" but the permissions scared me off. There was another that required GPS location.

What is a good (i.e. functioning) telnet client for Android?

Features I am looking for:

  1. Reputable software
  2. No ads
  3. No root requirements, but maybe more features if the phone is rooted.
  4. Support the telnet protocol
  5. Landscape mode support

Nice to haves:

  1. Free app
  2. SSH
  3. Support additional protocols

The telnet client can be a part of a suite or it can be stand alone.

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Try Irssi ConnectBot:

  • Free, open-source software
  • Supports Telnet, SSH, and MOSH if you download the version that has the mosh patches
  • Reputable, with over 1700 reviews on Google Play
  • No ads
  • No root required
  • Supports landscape mode (try the Force Landscape option under the Terminal Emulation options)
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  • Needs access to photo & media files??!! Nevertheless, I tried it and like it, so plus one. – Mawg says reinstate Monica Sep 10 '15 at 12:16
  • Yeah, not sure what that is about. Might be worth popping into IRCnet on the channel #irssiconnectbot to ask the developers :-) – baitisj Sep 10 '15 at 17:41
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    Probably it's to look for the private keys for SSH connection. ConnectBot is great, with mosh it would be perfect! I didn't know about the mosh fork. – Nemo Oct 10 '15 at 21:42
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    @Nemo -- /me slaps head. Yes, of course. It is for private keys. – baitisj Oct 10 '15 at 21:58
  • Does it support port forwarding though SSH? – Alejandro May 29 '16 at 19:50
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I have been used many of them but found this one is the best for me. It's simply, compact and direct to your job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1sIatpUl0&feature=youtu.be

the App download link is here. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nristek.apps.netztools

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  • What is your recommendation? Can you list the main features of it and how it complies wih the question? A lone link may be a good supplement to your answer, but cannot be the full answer. – Alejandro Sep 14 at 19:02
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I would recommend GSW ConnectBot from Georgia SoftWorks if you need a commercial grade client. Excellent client with very strong encryption using SSH.

https://www.georgiasoftworks.com/connectbot-client-android.

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  • Thanks Sam, and welcome. Does your recommendation meet all of the requirements? – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Sep 3 '19 at 22:49
  • I believe it does with the exception of "free", otherwise, it has all the features YARU was looking for. – Sam I Am Sep 4 '19 at 20:59

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