When the System Mode is active, the /S command will produce the screen shown in Figure 9,
which lists status and parameters for all eight plugs, along with Console Port parameters, and
modem command strings. Note that in System Mode, the /S command will also accept an
argument which will display the User Password for each plug. To display plug passwords,
access the System Mode, type /SP and press [Enter].
When the User Mode is active, the /S command will produce the screen shown in Figure 10,
which lists the status and parameters only for the plugs owned by the User password entered at
login. The User Mode Status Screen does not list the status of plugs owned by other user
passwords. In User mode, plug passwords cannot be displayed.
5.3. Boot/On/Off Commands
These commands are used to Boot or change the On/Off status of the NPS's eight switched
plugs. Commands can be applied to one, several or all owned plugs. Plugs may be specified
by name or number.
•When User Mode is active, commands will only be applied to plugs owned by the
User's password. Commands will not effect plugs owned by other users.
• When System Mode is active, commands can be applied to all eight switched
• Wait for the "NPS>" prompt to appear before entering commands. The prompt
will not reappear until the previous command is complete.
• Commands are not case sensitive. All commands are invoked by pressing
• If command confirmation is enabled, the NPS will display the Status Screen after
the Boot/On/Off commands are successfully completed.
1. Switch Plug(s) On: To power-on a plug, type /ON n and press [Enter]. Where "n"is
the number or name of the desired plug. For example:
/ON 1 or /ON ROUTER
2. Switch Plug(s) Off: To power-off a plug, type /OFF n and press [Enter]. Where "n"is
the number or name of the desired plug. Note that the "/OFF" command can also be
entered as "/OF". For example:
/OFF 5 or /OF ROUTER
3. Boot Plug(s): To initiate a Boot cycle, type /BOOT n and press [Enter]. Where "n"is
a the number or name of the desired plug. Note that the "/BOOT" command can also be
entered as "/BO". For example;
/BOOT 3 or /BO ATMSWTCH
4. Suppress Command Confirmation Prompt: To execute a Boot/On/Off command
without displaying the "Sure?" prompt, include the ",Y" option in the command line.
The ",Y" option is entered immediately following the command argument. For example:
/ON ROUTER,Y or /BOOT 3,Y
NPS Series - Network Power Switches, User's Guide Operation