I have been working at this company for around 8 years now and something that has always puzzled me is that we have a software supplier who often connects to our network to provide user support on their software to our users etc.
My question is when they need to connect to our server I have noticed that they run these commands on their desktop to access our server:
$ modem1 $ internet $ take EUUK_9010
I take it EUUK_9010 is our customer number to them or something, but what do the other commands do? This seems to be the equivalent of them opening up a terminal and writing
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org, why don't they just do that?