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3-3
Getting Started
3. Review Help Menu: If you are communicating with the RSM-8R4 via the text
interface (SSH, Telnet or Modem), type /H and press [Enter] to display the Help
Menu, which lists all available RSM-8R4 commands. Note that the Help Menu is not
available via the Web Browser Interface.
3.4. Connecting Ports and Switching Outlets
Although both the Text Interface and Web Browser Interface allow you to select
configuration parameters, the Text Interface is always used when invoking commands to
connect ports. If you have previously accessed command mode via the Web Browser
Interface, exit command mode (log out), then re-enter command mode using the Text
Interface as described in Section 3.3.
Proceed as follows to connect ports and switch outlets:
1. Review the Help Menu: At the Text Interface command prompt, type /H and press
[Enter] to display the Help Menu, which provides a basic listing of all available
RSM-8R4 commands.
2. Creating Connections Between Ports: The RSM-8R4 can perform two different
types of port connections; Resident Connections and Third Party Connections:
a) Resident Connection: Your resident port issues a /C command to connect to
a second port.
i. To connect your resident port to Port 3, type /C 3 [Enter]. While you
are connected to Port 3, the unit will not recognize additional commands
issued via your resident port. However, the unit will recognize a Resident
Disconnect Sequence issued at either
connected port.
ii. Issue the Resident Disconnect Sequence (Logoff Sequence); type ^X
(press [Ctrl] and [X] at the same time).
b) Third Party Connection: Your resident port issues a /C command to create a
connection between two other ports.
i. To connect Port 3 to Port 4, type /C 3 4 [Enter].
ii. While Ports 3 and 4 are connected, your resident port will still recognize
commands. Type /S [Enter] to display the Status Screen. The "STATUS"
column should now list Ports 3 and 4 as connected and the other ports as
"Free".
iii. Issue a Third Party Disconnect command; type /D 3 [Enter]. The unit
will display the "Are you Sure (y/n)?" prompt. Type y and press [Enter] to
disconnect.
iv. Type /S [Enter] to display the Status Screen. The "STATUS" column
should now list Ports 3 and 4 as "Free".
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