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ssh equivalent of telnet

We will look into a method to do ssh equivalent for telnet

You guys must be familiar with running SSH. Using Standardport it would be
ssh <serverIP>


If you want to run ssh on a non-standard port it is
ssh -p <portNumber> <serverIp>     #eg    ssh -p 5443   10.112.12.13


But recently many Admins started removing "telnet" from *NIX machines. Previously Telnet was used to check if the remote machine was listening to a port and the connectivity. We used telnet as below
telnet <serverIP> <portNumber>  #eg   telnet  10.112.12.13 5443

You could simulate telnet using ssh command line. Though SSH is a protocol and not a debug tool, we could do some tricks.The equivalent of above telnet would be
ssh -vv -p 5443  10.112.12.13



ssh -p <portNumber> <serverIp> 
telnet <serverIP> <portNumber>
ssh -vv -p 5443  10.112.12.13

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