IPS-4 Internet Power Switch; User’s Guide
6.3. Logging Out of Command Mode
When you have finished communicating with the IPS, it is important
to always disconnect using either the "Log Out" button (Web Browser
Interface) or /X command (Text Interface), rather than simply closing your
browser window or communications program.
When you disconnect using the Log Out button or /X command, this
ensures that the IPS has completely exited from command mode, and is
not waiting for the inactivity timeout period to elapse before allowing
additional connections. This ensures that IPS unit will be available to other
users, and they will not have to wait for the timeout period to elapse before
accessing command mode.
6.4. The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the IPS to execute switching and reboot
commands, without displaying menus or generating response messages.
Automated Mode is designed to allow the IPS to be controlled by a device
which can generate commands to control power switching functions
without human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, the /ON, /OFF, /BOOT, and /X
commands are executed without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without
command response messages; the only reply to these commands is the
"IPS>" prompt, which is displayed when the command is complete.
Note that although Automated Mode can be enabled using either the Web
Browser Interface or Text Interface, Automated Mode is designed primarily
for users who wish to send ASCII commands to the IPS without operator
intervention, and therefore does not specifically apply to the Web Browser
Interface. When Automated Mode is enabled, the Web Browser Interface
can still be used to invoke On / Off / Boot commands.
When Automated Mode is enabled, all IPS password security
functions are disabled, and users are able to access System Level
command functions (including the configuration menus) and
control plugs without entering a password.
If you need to enable the Automated Mode, but want to restrict
network access to IPS configuration menus, it is recommended
to enable and configure the IP Security Function as described in
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