Old School: Access Weather Underground With Telnet

Weather Underground is a site just about everyone has visited at one point or another. Personally, I’ve been using the site for years. WU is one of the oldest web sites on the internet, and in fact is so old that that it’s original 1992 (yes, 1992) version was accessed via the telnet protocol. That original version is still accessible today and you can access it at the telnet server address rainmaker.wunderground.com.

See video below for how to access Weather Underground using telnet to see what it’s like. It’s very simple and very basic, but it still works great.

3 thoughts on “Old School: Access Weather Underground With Telnet”

Avatar Ahu says:
In Windows 7 you can save a few steps by typing the telnet address right in the Start menu or Run command (telnet rainmaker.wunderground.com).
Avatar Obada says:
Thank you brother, everyday u teach us cool things. :)
Avatar jdeb says:
Cool Rich, that brings us back a few days. I remember doing that with a blazing fast Hayes Smartmodem connected to an OS/2 Warp Box. I used to go there very frequently… LOL. My dad used to get real mad at me for the big phone bills, on the phone line for hours connecting to a BBS in San Diego from Detroit. Nice… Reminds me that I should call my dad…

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