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The TelNet 5250 communication protocol (TN5250) is a subset of the TelNet protocol, that uses the IBM 5250 terminal command set instead of the normal DEC VT100 terminal command set. An example of a Server using this terminal would be an Internet connected IBM AS/400 mainframe. Below are contacts for TN5250 servers on which public access is freely given.*
[IANA Port assignment = 23]

* Please note that anonymous logins are almost never used on systems using this protocol subset, so the server administrator must first be contacted to assign a unique user login.

Addresses last verified December 2011 - (more recent addresses might be found at