17.3. Connecting to the Control Port

The Control Port can be reached in the following ways:

17.3.1. Connecting through a TCP/IP network using TELNET/SSH protocols

In this case it's possible to use a personal computer provided with a TELNET (or SSH) client program.

The TELNET (or SSH) Client application makes a TCP/IP call to the Abilis CPX IP address. The TELNET (or SSH) Server of the Abilis CPX receives the call, establishes the TCP connection, calls the Control Port and sends back the packet containing the configured prompt (for example ABILIS_CPX:).


This is the default auto-connection procedure. Refer to Section 18.1.1, “TELNET resource parameters” to learn to configure the Telnet server.


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[11:29:21] ABILIS_CPX:

The Control Port needs at least one X.25 routing to be reached: the default X.25 routing table has got a routing (PR:0) for connection to the Control Port.

[11:56:53] ABILIS_CPX:d r

PR |IN      |OUT     |CDI            |CDO            |UDI         |UDO
   |NEXT             |CGI            |CGO            |PIDI        |PIDO
   |                 |IPSRC          |IPDEST         |FFO
0   *        Cp       *               *               CP           *

17.3.2. Connecting through the serials-asynchronous ports of the Abilis

In this case it's possible to use an asynchronous VT100 terminal or a personal computer provided with an emulation program (TTY or VT100 or similar) connected to the serials-asynchronous ports of the Abilis with a cross-serial cable.

The parameters to use for the serial port:

  • 9600 bit/sec;

  • 8 bit;

  • 1 stop bit;

  • no parity check;

  • no flow control.

Steps to follow:

  • press the key <Enter> to get the PAD local port prompt, after switching on the terminal;

  • digit 00-CP and the command interpreter of the local CPX Control Port will appear.