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2. Third Party Disconnect: A Third Party Disconnect is used to disconnect two ports by
invoking the /D command at a third port. For example, if you are communicating via
Port 1, and you wish to disconnect Port 3 from Port 4, a Third Party Disconnect would be
used.
a) The /D (Disconnect) command can be invoked by any port that has been granted
access to "All" commands (Administrator).
b) The /D command line can specify both connected ports, or either of the two connected
ports. For example, if Port 3 is connected to Port 4, and Port 1 has access to "All"
commands, the user can invoke one of the following commands at Port 1:
/D 03 04 [Enter]
or
/D 03 [Enter]
or
/D 04 [Enter]
3. No Activity Timeout: Providing the Timeout Disconnect feature has been enabled for
either connected port, the No Activity Timeout can be used to disconnect Resident Ports,
or Third Party Ports.
a) The Timeout Feature is enabled and defined by invoking the /P command to access
the Port Configuration Menu for the desired port. Option 9 is used to enable or
disable the Timeout Feature, and Option 10 is used to define the Timeout Period.
b) When the Timeout Feature has been enabled, the port will automatically disconnect
when no additional data is received for the defined Timeout Period. The default
Timeout Period is 5 seconds.
6.2. Defining Hunt Groups
A Hunt Group creates a situation where the CPM will scan a group of user-specified ports, and
connect to the first available port in the group. Hunt Groups are created by assigning identical
or similar port names to two or more ports. Hunt groups can be defined using Any-to-Any
Mode Ports or Modem Mode Ports.
Note: Port Names are case sensitive. When invoking the /C command, make
certain to note the case of each letter of the Port Name.
1. Access the CPM Command Mode.
2. Invoke the /P command to access the Port Configuration Menu for the desired Port(s).
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 similar or identical names to the other port(s) you
wish to include in the Hunt Group. For example, a series of ports in a Hunt Group could
be named "PRINTER1", "PRINTER2", "PRINTER3", and etc., or all ports in the group
could be assigned the same name (e.g. "PRINTER").
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CPM Series - Control Port Managers, User's Guide Operation
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