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Operation
9.3.1.3. Defining Hunt Groups
A Hunt Group creates a situation where the RSM-8R4 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 Administrator level
commands.
2. Access the Port Configuration Menu for the desired Port(s) as described in
Section 5.8.
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 "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 RSM-8R4 will respond with the "BUSY" message.
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".
Notes:
If the Hunt Group method is used by a port or account with User level
command access, the /C command will only connect to the ports allowed by
that account.
Hunt Group port names must be unique. Otherwise, ports with similar names
will also be included in the Hunt Group.
Hunt Group Example 1:
1. Ports 1 and 2 are Modem Mode ports, and modems are installed at both ports.
Port 1 is named "MODEM1" and Port 2 is named "MODEM2".
2. Your resident port is Port 4. To connect to the first available Modem, type
/C MODEM* [Enter].
Hunt Group Example 2:
1. Ports 3, 4, and 5 are Any-to-Any Mode ports. All three ports are named "SERVER".
2. Your resident port is Port 1. If you want to connect Port 2 to the first available
server, type /C 2 SERVER [Enter].
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