At times I find myself telnetting from Windows XP to another server and that I state a wrong port number such as
c:\> telnet xxxxx.yy pp
After hitting Enter, I realize that I entered the wrong port number and would like to abort the telnet process with a ctrl-c, however, telnet doesn't seem to respond even to ctrl-c. So, I have to wait a few seconds until telnet returns with a
Connecting to xxxxx.yy... Could not open connection to the host, on port pp: Connect failed
It's rather annoying to wait for the error message, especially when I already know it will eventually come.
So, is there a way to immediately stop the telnet process?