5.2. Using the telnet interface

After VLS has been launched, it opens a telnet server (on the port 9999 by default). You can connect to this server with the following command :

% telnet localhost 9999

You should see something like :

Connected to vls.
Escape character is '^]'.

Videolan Server Administration System


Then you must authenticate with a login/password pair defined in vls.cfg. When you have been successfully authenticated, you should see a prompt like :


Then you can type some commands, which are explained in the next paragraph. To log out, type logout after the telnet prompt .