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Configuration Options
6.2.5.1. Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the RPC to execute switching and reboot commands,
without displaying menus or generating response messages. Automated Mode is
designed to allow the RPC to be controlled by a device which can generate commands
to control power switching functions without human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, power switching and reboot commands are
executed without a confirmation prompt and without command response messages;
the only reply to these commands is the command prompt, which is re-displayed when
each command is completed.
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 RPC 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 switching and reboot commands.
Notes:
• WhentheAutomatedModeisenabled,passwordpromptswillnotbe
displayedatlogin,andyouwillbeabletoaccessAdministratorLevel
commandfunctions(includingtheconfigurationmenus)andcontrolcircuits
withoutenteringapassword.
• IfyouneedtoenabletheAutomatedMode,butwanttorestrictnetwork
accesstoconfigurationmenus,itisstronglyrecommendedtoenableand
configuretheIPTablesFunctionasdescribedinSection6.8.2.
To enable/disable the Automated Mode, go to the System Parameters menu (see
Section 6.2,) and then set the “Automated Mode” option to “On”. When Automated
Mode is enabled, RPC functions will change as follows:
1. AllPasswordSecuritySuppressed: When a user attempts to access command
mode, the password prompt will not be displayed at either the Console Port
or Network Port. Unless specifically restricted by the IP Security Function, all
users will be allowed to access both switching and configuration functions, and
all commands will be immediately accepted without the requirement to enter a
password.
2. StatusScreenSuppressed: The circuit status screen will not be automatically
displayed after commands are successfully executed. Note however, that the /S
command can still be invoked to display the status screen as needed.
3. “Sure?”PromptSuppressed: All commands are executed without prompting for
user confirmation.
4. ErrorMessagesSuppressed: Most error messages will be suppressed. Note
however, that an error message will still be generated if commands are invoked
using invalid formats or arguments.
All other status display and configuration commands will still function as normal.
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