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 for telnet
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         TELephone NETwork (Unix, Internet, RFC 854)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     /tel'net/ 1. The Internet standard protocol for remote
     login.  Runs on top of TCP/IP.  Defined in STD 8, RFC
     854 and extended with options by many other RFCs.  Unix
     BSD networking software includes a program, telnet, which
     uses the protocol and acts as a terminal emulator for the
     remote login session.  Sometimes abbreviated to TN.  TOPS-10
     had a similar program called IMPCOM.
     2. The US nationwide network into which one dials to access
     CompuServe.  It was created by John Goltz, one of the
     founders and system guru of CompuServe.  He later worked
     for Tymshare, one of CompuServe's big competitors.
     [{Jargon File]

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