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1. Introduction
2. Unit Description
2.1. Front Panel Indicators
2.2. Back Panel
3. Hardware Installation
3.1.1. AC Powered Units
3.1.2. DC Powered Units
3.2. Set-Up Switches
3.2.1. Default Baud Rate for Console Port
3.2.2. Default Baud Rate for PBX Port A PBX Port B and AUX Port
3.2.3. Dialback Security Mode
3.2.4. Console Port Password
3.2.5. Power Up Default
3.3. Reset to Defaults
3.4.1. PBX Inputs A and B and AUX Port
3.4.2. Modem Port
3.4.3. Console Port
3.4.4. Network Port
4. Configuration
4.1. Access to the Command Mode
4.2. Menu System Conventions
4.2.1. Script Access to Menu Functions
4.3. Set System Parameters
4.4. Port Configuration
4.4.1. PBX Port A and PBX Port B
4.4.2. Auxiliary Port Configuration
4.4.3. Console Port Configuration
4.4.4. Modem Port Configuration
4.4.4.1. Dialback Security
4.4.5. Network Port Configuration
5. Menu System Description
5.1. Software Tree
6. Status Screens
6.1. Buffer Status Screen
6.2. File List Screen
6.3. System Status Screen
6.4. Scheduled Action Status Screens
6.5. Dialback Security Status Screen
6.6. Data Filters Alarms Status Screen
6.7. Alarm Condition Status Screen
6.8. Alarm Filter Clue Status Screens
6.10. 80 Full Alarm Status Screen
6.11. Input Contact Alarm Status Screen
6.12. Reason for Action Screen
6.13. PBX Port Status Screens
6.14. Auxiliary Port Status Screen
6.15. Console Port Status Screen
6.16. Modem Port Status Screen
6.17. Network Port Status Screen
6.18. Network Status Screen
7. The Data Filters
7.1. The Data Filter Configuration Menus
7.2. Defining the Data Filter Format
7.3. Defining Data Filter Clues
7.4. Logical and Relational Operators
7.4.1. Logical AND-OR Conditions
7.4.1.1. Logical AND Conditions
7.4.1.2. Logical OR Conditions
7.4.2. The Contains String Operator
7.5. Real Time Variables
7.6. Assigning the Data Filter to a Port
7.6. Assigning the Data Filter to a Port
8. The Alarm Filters
8.1. Common Types of Suspect Phone Activity
8.2. The Alarm Configuration Menu
8.2.1. Default Alarm Filter Actions
8.3. The Alarm Filter Configuration Menus
8.4. Defining the Alarm Filter Format
8.5. Defining the Alarm Filter Clues
8.5.1. Alarm Clue Definition
8.5.2. Editing and Deleting Clues
8.6. Logical and Relational Operators
8.6.1. Logical AND-OR Conditions
8.6.1.1. Logical AND Conditions
8.6.1.2. Logical OR Conditions
8.6.2. The Contains String Operator
8.7. Real Time Variables
8.8. Assigning the Alarm Filter to a Port
8.9. Match Parameter Definition Examples
9. PBX Inactivity Alarms
9.1. Schedules and Timers
9.2. Enabling the PBX Inactivity Alarm
10. The 80 Full Alarm
11. The Input Contact Alarms
11.1. The Optional IO Monitor
11.2. Configuring the Input Contact Alarm
12. Alarm Actions
12.1. Alarm Actions for Alarm Filter Clues
12.2. Alarm Action Summary
12.2.1. None
12.2.2. Callout
12.2.3. Alphanumeric Page
12.2.4. Numeric Page
12.2.5. SNMP Trap
12.2.6. Output Contact
12.2.7. Console
12.3. The Auto Execute Function
13. Scheduled Actions
14. Saving NetLink Parameters
14.1. Saving Parameters to Flash Memory
14.2. Saving and Restoring Parameters from an ASCII File
14.2.1. Saving Parameters to an ASCII File
14.2.2. Saving Parameters to an ASCII File
14.3. Configuring NetLink with Saved Parameters
15. Buffer Functions
15.1. Memory Partitions and Shared Data
15.1.1. Partitions and Files
15.1.2. Setting the Partition
15.1.3. Releasing the Partition
15.2. Menu Driven Data Release
15.2.1. The Buffer Functions Menu
15.2.2. Read Session Parameters
15.3. Command Driven Data Release
15.3.1. Command B00
15.3.2. The B01 Command Line
15.3.3. Command B01 Examples
15.3.4. Other Commands Used During Data Release
15.4. Retrieving Data Using FTP Push
15.4.2. FTP Push Start Time
15.5. The FTP Server Feature
15.5.1. Configuring the FTP Server Feature
15.5.2. Retrieving Data Using FTP Server
15.5.3. File Names for the FTP Server Function
15.5.5. Response Messages Generated by the FTP Server Function
15.6. The Auto Delete Function
15.7. Zmodem Data Release Mode
16. Other Menu Functions
16.1. System Functions
16.1.1. Security Level
16.1.2. Pass-Through Mode
16.1.3. Monitor Mode
16.1.4. Clear Alarm Condition
16.1.5. Clear Alarm Counters
16.1.6. Download Parameters
16.1.7. Audit Trail
16.1.8. Upload Firmware
16.2. System Diagnostics
16.2.1. Load and Test Memory
16.2.2. Send Test Message
16.2.3. Test Pager
16.2.4. Send Test SNMP Trap
16.3. Default Parameters
17.3. Real Time Mode
17.4. Selective Read
17.5. Multiple Telnet Connections
17.5.1. Conflicts with Other Command Ports
18. Command Reference Guide
18.1. Command Mode Access
18.2. Command Syntax
18.3. Command Help
18.4. Command Summary
A. Specifications
B.2. Console Port
B.2.1. NetLink Console Port
B.2.2. NetLink Console Port
C. Cable Installation
D. Supervisor Functions and User Functions
D.1. Security Mode at Start Up
D.2. Dialback Security
D.3. Supervisor Mode and User Mode Functions
E. Alarm Clue Definition Tips
E.1. Headers Banners and Other Non-Data
E.1.1. The Comparative Operators
E.1.1.1. Limit Comparisons
E.1.1.2. Exclude Non-Data Characteristics
E.1.2. Exact Match with PBX Call Record Format
E.2. Programming Support
F. Customer Service
G. Bxx Command Summary
Index
2.1. Front Panel Indicators
PollCat NetLink

7.2. Defining the Data Filter Format

 

The Data Filter Format describes the location of various “fields” within each call record. Proper definition of the Data Filter Format tells NetLink where to look, in order to determine if a given record should be omitted or stored.

Different types of PBX units will produce records with a slightly different structure. In order to define the Data Filter Format, you must first examine several records from the PBX. This will allow you to determine the exact record structure.

After the format has been determined, the next step is to assign variables to the fields you intend to monitor. The Data Filter Format allows definition of up to 26 variables (the uppercase letters A through Z), which are used to indicate specific call record fields or locations. These variables are used later when defining Data Filter Clues.

DEFINE FORMAT:

In order to assist the user during format definition, several data records and the previous format are displayed below in the following order:

Data Records (If available) Previous Format (If available)

Enter new format at cursor. <Space><Enter> to clear. Use upper case letters for fields, '-' between fields

|08:16|075|B.JOHNSON |IN | |00:55|00.00| |08:18|067|R.JONES |OUT|19495839514 |05:36|00.75| |08:20|092|J.SMITH |OUT|18008547226 |11:15|00.00| (undefined) ---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+-------­

Figure 7.2: Data Filter Format Definition Menu

To define the Data Filter Format, proceed as follows.

1. Access command mode as described in Section 18.1. When the Main Menu appears, type 1 and press [Enter] to access the Status Displays Screen. Check the Status Screen for the input port that you intend to filter (Port A, Port B, or AUX). Make certain the Time/Date Stamp is Off at that port. The Port Configuration menus enable/disable the Time/Date Stamp at each port.

Note: When the Time/Date Stamp is On, field locations will be altered; the Time/Date Stamp appends extra characters to each record. This may cause errors in the Data Filter Format. Disable this feature prior to storing records that will be used when defining the Data Filter Format.

2. Press [Esc] to return to the Main Menu. Allow the NetLink to collect several PBX records.

3. From the Main Menu, type 26 and press [Enter] to access the Data Filter selector menu. When the selector menu appears, type 1 (for Data Filter 1) or 2 (for Data Filter 2) and then press [Enter]. The Data Filter configuration menu will appear (Figure 7.1).

4. From the Data Filter configuration menu, type 2 and press [Enter]. The Data Filter Format definition menu will appear as shown in Figure 7.2.

5. The Data Filter Format definition menu will show three sample PBX records (if available) followed by the previous format definition (if available). Although the structure will differ for each type of PBX, call records will look something like those shown in Figure 7.3. Examine the call records to determine the field location(s) you intend to monitor (e.g., number dialed).

 

DEFINE FORMAT:

In order to assist the user during format definition, several data records and the previous format are displayed in the following order:

Data Records (If available) Previous Format (If available)

Enter new format at cursor. <Space><Enter> to clear. Use upper case letters for fields, '-' between fields

|08:16|075|B.JOHNSON |IN | |00:55|00.00| |08:18|067|R.JONES |OUT|19495839514 |05:36|00.75| |08:20|092|J.SMITH |OUT|18008547226 |11:15|00.00| (undefined) ---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+--------­----------------------------------AAAAAAA

Figure 7.3: Data Filter Format Definition Example

6. Define the Data Filter Format: The prompt at the bottom of the menu is used to define the Data Filter.

a) Press the dash key to indicate a field position that you do not need to monitor. The last line in Figure 7.3 shows a Data Filter Format where dashes have been entered in the first four fields of the call record.

b) When you reach a field you want to monitor, type a series of variables (any uppercase letter from A to Z) to assign that variable to the position. For example, to assign the variable "A" to represent the first seven digits of the number dialed, enter seven A's (AAAAAAA). The same variable is repeated for each position in the field. It is not necessary to define variables in alphabetic order.

c) When you reach the end of the call record, or the last position you need to monitor, press [Enter]. The Data Filter Format will be saved, and NetLink will return to the Data Filter Configuration menu.

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•          Line # Tag: When enabled, a line number will be inserted at the beginning of each record released by this port.

•          Send Compressed: When enabled, this port will release data in space compressed format.

•          Auto Delete: When enabled, stored data will be erased after the polling device acknowledges reception.

•                      • Output Parameters (Binary Block): Lists parameters that are used when this port releases data in Binary Block format:

•          Transmit Attempts: The number of transmit attempts, and the length of the delay between attempts.

•          DLE Stuffing: When enabled, literal characters can be inserted into binary data released by this port.