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Warnings and Cautions
1. Introduction
2. Unit Description
2.1. Front Panel Indicators
2.2. Back Panel
3. Quick Start Guide
3.2. Hardware Installation
3.2.1. Apply Power to the NetLink II
3.2.2. Connect your PC to the NetLink II
3.3. Communicating with the NetLink II
3.3.1. Access via Console Port or Modem
3.3.2. Access via Network
3.4. Connect your PBX to the NetLink II
4. Hardware Installation
4.1. Connect the NetLink II to your Power Supply
4.2. Set-Up Switches
4.2.1. Console Port Password
4.2.2. Power Up Console Defaults
4.2.3 Modem Speaker
4.3. Reset to Defaults
4.4. Connecting Cables and Phone Line
4.4.1. PBX Input Port
4.4.2. Modem Port
4.4.3. Console Port
4.4.4. Network Port
5. Configuration
5.1. Command Mode Access
5.2. Menu System Conventions
5.3. Set System Parameters
5.3.1. The User Directory
5.3.1.1. Administrator Access
5.3.1.2. Adding New User Accounts
5.3.1.3. Editing and Deleting User Accounts
5.3.1.4. Viewing the User Directory
5.3.2 Real-Time Clock Settings
5.4. Port Configuration
5.4.1. PBX Serial Input Port
5.4.1.1. Field Suppression; The Lucent Switch Feature
5.4.2. PBX IP Port Configuration
5.4.3. Console Port Configuration
5.4.4. Modem Port Configuration
5.4.4.1. Dialback Security
5.4.5. Network Port Configuration
5.4.5.1. The IP Security Feature
5.4.5.2. The Email Text Messaging Parameters Menu
5.4.5.3. PPP Dialout Configuration
5.4.6. Push File Configuration
5.4.7. Server Configuration
6. Menu System Description
6.1. Software Tree
7. Status Screens
7.1. Buffer Status Screen
7.2. File List Screen
7.4. The User Directory
7.5 PBX Port Status Screen
7.6. The PBX IP Port Status Screen
7.7. The Console Port Status Screen
7.8. The Modem Port Status Screen
7.9. The Network Port Status Screen
7.10. Scheduled Action Status Screens
7.11. PBX Inactivity Alarm Status Screens
7.12. 80 Full Alarm Status Screen
7.13. Data Filters Alarms Status Screen
7.15. Reason for Action Screen
7.16. Alarm Filter Clue Status Screens
8. The Data Filters
8.1. The Data Filter Configuration Menus
8.2. Defining the Data Filter Format
8.3. Defining Data Filter Clues
8.4. Logical and Relational Operators 8.4. Logical and Relational Operators
8.4.1. Logical AND-OR Conditions
8.4.1.1. Logical AND Conditions
8.4.1.2. Logical OR Conditions
8.4.2. The Contains String Operator
8.5. Real Time Variables
8.6. Assigning the Data Filter to a Port
8.7. Data Filter Definition Examples
9. The Alarm Filters
9.1. Common Types of Suspect Phone Activity
9.2. The Alarm Configuration Menu
9.2.1. Default Alarm Filter Actions
9.3. The Alarm Filter Configuration Menus
9.4. Defining the Alarm Filter Format
9.5. Defining Alarm Filter Clues
9.5.1. Alarm Clue Definition
9.5.2. Editing and Deleting Clues
9.6. Logical and Relational Operators
9.6.1. Logical AND-OR Conditions
9.6.1.1. Logical AND Conditions
9.6.1.2. Logical OR Conditions
9.6.2. The Contains String Operator
9.7. Real Time Variables
9.8. Assigning the Alarm Filter to a Port
9.9. Match Parameter Definition Examples
10. PBX Inactivity Alarms
10.1. Schedules and Timers
10.2. Enabling the PBX Inactivity Alarm
11. The 80 Full 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
12.2.6. Email Text Message
12.2.7. Console
12.3. The Auto Execute Function
13. Scheduled Actions
14. Saving NetLink II 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 II 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 the Push Function
15.4.1. File Names Created by the Push Function
15.4.2. Push Start Time
15.5. Retrieving Data Using the Server Function
15.5.1. File Names Created by the Server Feature
15.6. The Auto Delete Function
15.7. Zmodem Data Release Mode
16. Other Menu Functions
16.1. System Functions
16.1.1. Pass-Through Mode
16.1.2. Monitor Mode
16.1.3. Clear Alarm Condition
16.1.4. Clear Alarm Counters
16.1.5. Download Parameters
16.1.6. Audit Trail
16.1.7. Upload Firmware
16.1.8. Download SSH Server Keys
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
16.2.5 Send Test SYSLOG Message
16.3. Reboot System
17. Command Reference Guide
17.1. Command Mode Access
17.2. Command Help
17.3. Command Syntax
17.4. Command Summary
A. Specifications
B. Description of System Interfaces
B.1. Serial PBX Input Port
B.2. Console Port
C. Administrator Functions and User Functions
C.1. Security Mode at Start Up
C.2. Dialback Security
C.3. Administrator Mode and User Mode Functions
D. Alarm Clue Definition Tips
D.1. Headers Banners and Other Non-Data
D.1.1. The Comparative Operators
D.1.1.1. Limit Comparisons
D.1.1.2. Exclude Non-Data Characteristics
D.1.2. Exact Match with PBX Call Record Format
D.2. Programming Support
E. SSH Application Notes
E.1. Windows XP - Assign a User Name
E.2. Create the User Name in the WINSSHD Application
E.3. Generate Netlink client keys
E.4. Import the Client Keys Into the WINSSHD Application
E. Customer Service
Index
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5.4.5. Network Port Configuration

 

Settings for network parameters, such as the IP Address and Subnet Mask, will be determined by your network configuration.  Please contact your network administrator for appropriate settings, then assign parameters as described in this section. The Network Port Configuration Menu (Figure 5.13) offers the following options: 
Note: Network parameters cannot be changed while a network 
connection is in progress. 
Communication Settings: 
1 IP Address:  NetLink II's IP Address  (Default = 192.168.168.168.) 
2 Subnet Mask: (Default = 255.255.255.0.) 
3 Gateway Address: (Default = undefined.) 
4 DHCP:  Enables and configures Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. When this option is enabled and properly configured, NetLink II will perform a DHCP request.  Note that the MAC address for the NetLink II is listed on the Network Status Screen. (Default = Off.) 
 
Note: Before configuring this feature, make certain that your DHCP server is set up to assign a known, fixed IP address.  You will need this new IP address in order to reestablish a network connection with the NetLink II unit. 
5. IP Security:  Enables and configures the IP Security function.  When enabled, the IP Security function allows you to restrict command mode access based on the user’s IP address.  For more information on the IP Security function, please refer to Section 5.4.5.1. (Default = Off.) 
General Parameters 
11. Command Echo: Enables / disables command echo (duplex mode) for this port. When enabled, keystrokes sent to the NetLink II will be displayed on your monitor.  (Default = On.) 
12. Response Type: Determines how this port will react when command mode is activated. If "Send Menu" is selected, NetLink II will immediately display the Main Menu when command mode is activated. If "Inhibit Menu" is selected, NetLink II will not display the Main Menu until [Enter] is pressed. (Default = Inhibit Menu.) 
13. "Sure" Prompt: When irreversible commands (such as "Erase Data") are invoked, this port can display the "Sure" prompt to allow one last chance to confirm that the command should be executed.  (Default = On.) 
14. Command Timeout:  Sets the Timeout value.  If no additional command activity is detected at this port during the defined timeout period, this port will exit command mode and disconnect. (Default =15 minutes.) 
15. Audit Trail:  Enables the Audit Trail function at this port, and determines whether or not log entries will be sent to the SYSLOG IP address (defined via the Network Port configuration menu.)  When enabled, NetLink II will log command activity at this port. For more information on the Audit Log function, please refer to Section 16.1.6.  The Audit Trail function offers the following options:  (Default = Off.) 
Record with SYSLOG:  Enable the Audit Trail function, and send log entries to the user-defined SYSLOG IP Address.  Note that in order for this feature to work, the SYSLOG IP Address must be defined. 
Record without SYSLOG:  Enable the Audit Trail function, and do not send out log entries via SYSLOG. 
Off: Audit Trail Function disabled. 
 
Action Parameters: 
16. Action Delay: When multiple alarm actions are directed to this port, the action delay determines how much time will elapse between actions. This makes it easier to connect to the port, by providing a window when the port is not busy sending out actions. (Zero to 9999 Seconds; Default = 10 Seconds.) 
Output Parameters: 
21. Output Mode:  Selects the data output format for this port; ASCII Record, XModem-CRC or ZModem. (Default = ASCII Record.) 
Note: When using ZModem Output Mode, please refer to the cautions listed in Section 15.7. 
22. Data on ^B01: When enabled, NetLink II will immediately begin sending data when the data release command is invoked (Menu or ^B01). When disabled, NetLink II will send the "READY" message, then wait for Command ^B02 before releasing data. (Default = On.) 
23. Hold End Data: At the end of each data release session, NetLink II will send the "End Data" message before returning to command mode. When "Hold End Data" is enabled, this port will wait for Command ^B02 before sending the End Data message. (Default = On.) 
24. Line # Tag: Inserts a Line Number at the beginning of each record released by this port. These Line Numbers are not stored in NetLink II's internal memory, but are added when data is released.  (Default = Off.) 
25. Send Compressed: Determines whether this port will release data in space compressed or normal format. (Default = Off.) 
26. Auto Delete: When enabled, data will be automatically deleted from NetLink II's memory at the end of each successful read. If the read is interrupted, data will not be deleted. (Default = Off.) 
 
Note: Before enabling the Auto Delete function, please refer to the cautions listed in Section 15.6. 
 
31. Telnet Access:  Enables/disables Telnet access to the NetLink II.  When Telnet Access if "Off," users and administrators will not be able to establish a Telnet connection to the unit.  (Default = Off.) 
Note: When the NetLink II unit is reset to defaults, the Telnet Access option will return to the default "Off" state.  In order to communicate with the unit after it has been set to defaults, you must first access command mode via Console Port or Modem and enable Telnet Access. 
32. SSH Access: Enables/disables SSH communication with the NetLink II. (Default = On.) 
33. SYSLOG IP Address: The IP Address for the Syslog Daemon that will receive Audit Trail records generated by the NetLink II.  For more information, please refer to Section 16.1.6. (Default = undefined.) 
34. SNMP Access:  Enables and configures SNMP Polling.  The submenu for this item offers three options: 
Enable:  Enables/disables SNMP Polling.  (Default = Off.) 
Contact: The SNMP Contact.  (Default = undefined.) 
Location: The SNMP Location.  (Default = undefined.) 
Community: The SNMP Community.  (Default = Public.) 
35. SNMP Trap:  Enables and configures the SNMP Trap function.  When enabled, NetLink II can send SNMP traps in order to provide notification when alarms and other events are detected.  For more information on Alarm Actions, please refer to Section 12.  The submenu for this item offers three options: 
SNMP Manager 1:  Defines the IP Address for the first SNMP Manager.  NetLink II allows definition of two SNMP Managers.  (Default = undefined.) 
SNMP Manager 2:  Defines the IP Address for the second SNMP Manager.  (Default = undefined.) 
SNMP Community:  Defines the SNMP Community.  (Default = public.) 
 
36. TACACS: Enables and configures TACACS capability. The submenu for this item offers five options: 
1 Enable:  Enables/disables the TACACS feature.  (Default = Off.) 
2 IP Address 1:  Defines the IP Address for your primary TACACS server.  (Default = undefined.) 
3 IP Address 2:  Defines the IP Address for your secondary, fallback TACACS server (if present.)  (Default = undefined.) 
4 Secret Word:  Defines the shared TACACS Secret Word for both TACACS servers (IP Address 1 and IP Address 2.)  (Default = undefined.) 
5 Fallback Local: Determines whether or not the NetLink II will fallback to its own User Directory when an authentication attempt fails. When enabled, NetLink II will first attempt to authenticate the password by checking the TACACS Server; if this fails, NetLink II will then attempt to authenticate the login information by checking its own internal user directory.  (Default = Off.) 
 
37. RADIUS:  Enables and configures the RADIUS feature.  The submenu for this item offers seven options: 
1 Enable: Enables/disables the RADIUS feature. (Default = Off.) 
2 IP Address 1:  Defines the IP Address for your primary RADIUS server.  (Default = undefined.) 
3 Secret Word 1:  Defines the RADIUS Secret Word for the primary RADIUS server (IP Address 1.)  (Default = undefined.) 
4 IP Address 2:  Defines the IP Address for your secondary, fallback RADIUS server (if present.) (Default = undefined.) 
5 Secret Word 2:  Defines the RADIUS Secret Word for the secondary RADIUS server (IP Address 2.)  (Default = undefined.) 
6 Fallback Timer: Determines how long NetLink II will continue to attempt to contact the primary RADIUS Server before falling back to the secondary RADIUS Server.  (Default = 3 Seconds.) 
7 Fallback Local: Determines whether or not NetLink II will fall back to its own user directory when an authentication attempt fails. When enabled, NetLink II will first attempt to authenticate login information by checking the RADIUS server.  If this fails, the unit will then attempt to authenticate the login information by checking its own internal user directory.  (Default = Off.) 
 
 
38. Email / Txt Msg: This item is used to define parameters that are employed when the NetLink II automatically generates an email or text message in order to notify the operator that an alarm has been detected. Note that these same parameters are also used when the "Scheduled Actions" feature is configured to send email or text messages. Email parameters are described further in Section 5.4.5.2. 
39. PPP Dialout: When a cable Ethernet connection is not available, the PPP Dialout feature allows the NetLink II to dial out to an internet service provider, in order download stored call data.  PPP Dialout parameters are described in detail in Section 5.4.5.3.