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Windows CE is targeted to be the embedded operating system for a wide range of devices and systems — Handheld PCs, Palm-size PCs, telephones, vending machines, factory automation, home-security systems, and so on. This release of the Windows CE operating system includes a sample telnet server (also referred to as telnetd) which can be installed on Windows CE devices to allow remote administration through a standard telnet client.
Using the telnet sample, you can alter Windows CE exactly as if you were running the command prompt (cmd.exe) on the device itself. For example, this can be an extremely convenient way to administer devices that do not have displays. You can use any of the built-in commands for cmd.exe when running telnet, such as copy, del, and dir. You can also run any executable program that does not create a Windowed UI through a telnet client.
Source code for the sample telnet server is provided as-is, with out any warranties. You may modify the source code and make any feature additions or bug fixes as you see fit. Please see the EULA for more information.
However, please note that the telnet sample has not been through the same rigorous testing as most Microsoft products, and is not guaranteed to be of the same quality as released products. The sample code is primarily intended to show you how to write a telnet server on Windows CE that operates as a device driver.
Please read and understand this entire document so you understand the security risks and limitations involved with running the Windows CE telnet sample.
Last updated on Friday, April 02, 2004