7.1.2. Defining Hunt Groups
A Hunt Group creates a situation where the RSM will scan a group of similarly
named 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 command mode using a port and account that permit Supervisor
2. Access the Port Configuration Menu for the desired Port(s) as described
in Section 5.7.2.
3. From the Port Configuration Menu, define the Port Name.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 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
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 RSM will respond with the "BUSY"
7. It is only necessary to enter enough letters of the port name to
differentiate Hunt Group ports from other ports. Type an asterisk (*)
to represent the remaining characters in the name. For example, to
connect 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".
If the Hunt Group method is used by a port or account that does not
permit Supervisor commands, the /C command will only connect to
the ports allowed by that user account.
Hunt Group port names must be unique. Otherwise, ports with
similar names will also be included in the Hunt Group.
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