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8.4. Outbound Telnet Connections
The CMS allows you to initiate a maximum of two simultaneous
outbound Telnet sessions from the CMS Command Mode. This
feature is available in both the Supervisor Mode and User Mode.
8.4.1. Password Protection
In order to restrict User level access to the outbound Telnet
function, a password can be defined via the Network Port
Configuration Menu (/N), Item 19. If this password is not
defined, then only the Supervisor Mode will be able to initiate an
outbound Telnet connection.
The outbound Telnet password can either be set to match a User
Mode (Port) password, or it can be different from existing User
Mode passwords.
Notes:
The CMS will not recognize the outbound telnet password
if it is entered at the network port. The /TELNET
command is not available when you have contacted the
CMS via network. The /TELNET command is only
available via the Console Port and external modem.
If the outbound Telnet password is the same as a User
Mode (Port) password, then only that user (and the
Supervisor) will be allowed to initiate an outbound Telnet
connection.
If the Outbound Telnet Password is unique (different from
the Supervisor Password and all Port Passwords), then it
will only allow access to the /TELNET command. If you
access the CMS using a unique Outbound Telnet
Password, then you will only be able to invoke the
/TELNET command, and will not have access to
configuration or A/B switching functions.
When a valid Outbound Telnet Password password is
entered at login, the Port Status Screen will include a line
which reads "Telnet Command Available."
Note also, that there is no separate prompt for the Outbound
Telnet Password; the Outbound Telnet function is only available
when either the Supervisor Password or Outbound Telnet
Password is entered at the time that you login to the CMS
Command Mode.
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Telnet Functions
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