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Setting up your network parameters

Setting up the host table

The Console Server needs to know the hostnames and internet addresses of the other hosts in the network (or any hosts anywhere on the Internet) which you want to communicate with on a regular basis. For example, gateways, RADIUS, servers and so on. These hostnames are added to the unit’s Host Table. You can add up to twenty hosts. To do this;

1.From the Main menu, select ‘Network Configuration’. The Network Configuration menu is now displayed.

2.Within the Network Configuration menu, select ‘Host Table’; The Host Table menu will be displayed:

You can now add (Adding a Host on page 46), change (Changing a Host on page 48)or delete (Deleting a host on page 49) a host as required.

Adding a Host

To add a host (cli syntax add host):

1.Within the Host Table menu, select ‘Add Host’ from the Host Table menu; this option enables you to add the hostname of a host to the host table.

You will be asked to enter the hostname:

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2.Type in the name of the host (14 characters maximum) and press <return>.

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Changing a Host

This option enables you to add or change a host’s internet address:

To change a host (set host, show host):

1.Within the Host Table menu, Select ‘Change Host’ from the Host Table menu;

This form will list all hosts added to the host table. The default internet address is 0.0.0.1.

2.Enter the correct internet address of each host. Use the <del> key to backspace if necessary.

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Deleting a host

This option enables you to delete an entry from the host table. If a host is referenced by a pre-definedsession, or is defined as a gateway or name server, you won’t be allowed to delete it.

To delete a host (cli command delete host)

1.Within the Host Table menu, When you select ‘Delete Host’, the host table will be displayed:

2.Select the host that you want to delete and press <return>. You will be asked to confirm the deletion:

3.Type ‘y’ to delete the host, ‘n’ to cancel the command.

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