It took me a good 30 minutes last night to figure out how to escape from a telnet connection. I’m man enough to admit it, the instructions even specifically state how to escape when you make the connection. Here’s to blindly ignoring instructions!
For anyone else out there whose having trouble escaping, you just enter ^] (control + ] for anyone on a mac).
telnet 192.168.1.17 2000 # open connection # ^] # closed connection #
Screenshot of what I’m talking about below.