7. Operation
This section discusses the procedures for connecting and disconnecting ports,
and describes the various port modes.
Note: The Web Browser Interface cannot be used to connect or
disconnect ports. In order to connect or disconnect ports, you must
access command mode via the Text Interface.
7.1. Any-to-Any Mode
Any-to-Any Mode Ports can be connected to other Any-to-Any, Passive,
Buffer, or Modem Mode ports by accessing command mode via the Text
Interface and issuing the /C Command. All ports can be configured for +Any-
to-Any Mode, and it is also the default mode for Ports 1 and 2.
7.1.1. Port Connection and Disconnection
The RSM allows communication between devices without the requirement that
both ports use the same communication parameters. Connecting Ports
Two different types of connections can be made between RSM ports; Resident
Connections and Third Party Connections.
Resident Connections: Your resident port issues a /C command to
connect to a second port. For example, Port 4 issues the /C command to
connect to Port 5.
Third Party Connections: (Supervisor Only) Your resident port issues
a /C command to create a connection between two other ports. For
example, Port 1 is your resident port, and Port 1 issues a command to
connect Port 2 to Port 3.
Third Party Connections can only be initiated by accounts and ports
that permit Supervisor commands.
The RS232 Ports cannot employ the /C command to initiate a
connection to the Network Port.
If your account does not permit Supervisor commands, you will only
be able to connect to ports allowed by your account. Accounts with
Supervisor access are allowed to connect to all RS232 ports.
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