Imaginary Telnet Server - Ver: 1.0
Written by: Whiz Kid Technomagic
27 E Phillip St
Rhinelander, WI 54501-3127
Release Date: 03/11/2003
Release Status: New Release
File Size: 38k  -  0.04MB Type: Freeware
Cost: 0
Keywords: telnet, Internet, server, security, safety, firewall, assembly language


Whenever your computer is connected to the Internet, it is opened up to attacks by anyone experienced with the Internet technology. One of the possible attacks is by using the Telnet protocol to log into your system. If successful, the attacker can gain complete control of your system.

With the Imaginary Telnet Server running, he will be served a fake response which will prevent him from accessing any resources available on your system. The server will give him the impression that he has found a top secret military computer. But when he tries to log in, the server will offer humorous rejections.

If he uses one of the password cracking programs and tries to log in persistently, the server will feed him a series of completely fake data for a while, making him think that he got in. After a while, the server will "discover" the intruder and kick him off. No matter how hard the attacker tries, he cannot log in to your system via Telnet.

Use it by itself or alongside a firewall. The server runs in the background and stays out of your way completely. Full assembly language source is included, so it can also be used as a model for assembly language programming of Internet servers for Windows computers.

Please note that just because you do not have a Telnet server installed on your system, does not mean you are safe from attackers trying to gain control of your computer using the Telnet protocol. The truth is that a malicious program can install a Telnet server without you ever knowing about it.

Luckily, only one server can control any Internet port on your system (Telnet uses port 23). That means that when the Imaginary Telnet Server is nstalled on your system and configured to run every time your system boots, one of two things will happen:

  • If another Telnet server has snuck on to your system, the Imaginary Telnet System will be unable to control its port and will pop up a message stating so.

  • Otherwise, the Imaginary Telnet Server will run quietly in the background diverting any Telnet attacks on your system. If another Telnet server sneaks up on your system, it will not be able to take control of port 23 because the Imaginary Telnet Server will be holding its reins.

Either way, you are protected from attacks on your Telnet port.


Simply download the server, unzip it and double click on the setup program. It will install the Imaginary Telnet Server and start running it. It will continue running until you shut down your system. Whenever you restart the system, the Imaginary Telnet Server will restart as well.

If you want to remove it (for example, if you want to run a real Telnet server—though that is not a good idea on a Windows system—just uninstall it. If you want to stop it temporarily, just press ctl-alt-delete, select Processes, click on imatel.exe and then on End Process. That will stop the Imaginary Web Server until the next time you boot your system or until you double click on its icon.

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Supported Operating Systems: Win95,Win98,WinME,WinNT 3.x,WinNT 4.x,WinXP,Windows2000
System Requirements:Windows
Install Support: Install and Uninstall