6.7 When Things Go Wrong
Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet

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     * Nothing happens when you try to connect to a telnet site. 
     The site could be down for maintenance or problems.
     * You get a "host unavailable" message.  The telnet site is down
for some reason. 
     Try again later.
     * You get a "host unknown" message. 
     Check your spelling of the site name.
     * You type in a password on a telnet site that requires one, and
you get a "login incorrect" message. 
     Try logging in again.  If you get the message again, hit your
control and ] keys at the same time to disengage and return to your host
system.
     * You can't seem to disconnect from a telnet site. 
     Use control-] to disengage and return to your host system.