6.4. The Automated Mode
The Automated Mode allows the RPC to execute switching commands,
without displaying menus or generating response messages. Automated Mode
is designed to allow the RPC to be controlled by a device which can generate
commands to control power switching functions without human intervention.
When Automated Mode is enabled, the /ON, /OFF, /BOOT, and /X commands
are executed without a "Sure?" confirmation prompt and without command
response messages; the only reply to these commands is the "RPC>" prompt,
which is displayed when the command is complete.
Note that although Automated Mode can be enabled using either the Web
Browser Interface or Text Interface, Automated Mode is designed primarily
for users who wish to send ASCII commands to the RPC without operator
intervention, and therefore does not specifically apply to the Web Browser
Interface. When Automated Mode is enabled, the Web Browser Interface can
still be used to invoke switching and reboot commands.
When Automated Mode is enabled, all RPC password security
functions are disabled, and users are able to access System Level
command functions (including the configuration menus) and control
circuits without entering a password.
If you need to enable the Automated Mode, but want to restrict
network access to RPC configuration menus, it is recommended
to enable and configure the IP Security Function as described in
To enable/disable Automated Mode, access the General Parameters menu
(see Section 5.3.1,) then set the "Automated Mode" option to "On". When
Automated Mode is enabled, RPC functions will change as follows:
1. All Password Security Suppressed: When a user attempts to access
command mode, the password prompt will not be displayed at either the
Console Port or the Network Port. Unless specifically restricted by the IP
Security Function, all users will be allowed to access both switching and
configuration functions, and all commands will be immediately accepted
without the requirement to enter a password.
2. Status Screen Suppressed: The status screens will not be automatically
displayed after commands are successfully executed. Note however,
that the /S command can still be invoked to display the status screen as
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