A security analyst noticed a colleague typing the following command:
`Telnet some-host 443’
Which of the following was the colleague performing?
A hacking attempt to the some-host web server with the purpose of achieving a distributed denial of service
A quick test to see if there is a service running on some-host TCP/443, which is being routed correctly and
not blocked by a firewall.
Trying to establish an insecure remote management session. The colleague should be using SSH or
terminal services instead.
A mistaken port being entered because telnet servers typically do not listen on port 443.
B: The Telnet program parameters are: telnet <hostname> <port>
<hostname> is the name or IP address of the remote server to connect to.
<port> is the port number of the service to use for the connection.
TCP port 443 provides the HTTPS (used for secure web connections) service; it is the default SSL port. By
running the Telnet some-host 443 command, the security analyst is checking that routing is done properly andnot blocked by a firewall.