7.1.2. Defining Hunt Groups
A Hunt Group creates a situation where the CMS will scan a
group of ports and connect to the first available port in the
group. Hunt Groups are created by assigning identical or similar
names to two or more ports. Hunt Groups can be defined using
Any-to-Any, Passive, Buffer, or Modem Mode Ports. Note that
the Network Port cannot be included in Hunt Groups.
1. Access the Command Mode. If the password prompt is
displayed, enter the Supervisor Password.
2. Invoke the /P command to access the Port Configuration
Menu for the desired Port(s) as described in Section 5.5.3.
For example, to configure Port 4, type /P 4 [Enter].
3. From the Port Configuration Menu, select item 1 to define
the Port Name.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above to assign identical names to the
other ports in the Hunt Group. For example, a series of
ports in a group could all be named "SERVER".
5. To connect to the next available port in the hunt group,
invoke the /C command using the port name to specify the
desired group. For example, /C SERVER [Enter].
6. Your port will be connected to the first available port in the
group. If all ports are presently connected, the CMS will
respond with the "BUSY" message.
7. It is only necessary to enter enough letters of the port name
to differentiate the Hunt Group ports from other ports.
Type an asterisk (*) to represent the remaining characters
in the port name. For example, to connect your resident
port to the first available port in a group of ports named
"SALES1", "SALES2", and "SALES3", the connect
command can be invoked as /C S* [Enter], providing no
other port names begin with the letter "S".
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