I'm looking for a simple Telnet-like application that would allow me to connect to a server running on my local machine.
That server implements a REPL shell to my backend application. Telnet doesn't work well for me because it doesn't support the terminal features like navigation with a cursor. Navigation with a cursor is ALL I want. The app will be used strictly from a local machine via the loopback interface telnet localhost 6789.
I came across such application a few years ago, but I just can't find it now.
Just to clarify
Yes I do realize that Telnet is insecure. I'll make it secure with an ssh tunnel on a remote machine if I need to. But I need a client that would allow to open an interactive session to type commands in. Typing commands is an awful experience when you can't use a cursor