Posts Tagged ‘outbound ssh’

Outbound SSH – An Extremely Useful Capability for Server Console Switch Units

Friday, March 25th, 2011

A server console switch that supports outbound SSH connections allows network administrators to establish secure out of band connections with remote network elements, and provides an ideal tool for communicating with remote devices in situations where normal network communication is not available. This can prove particularly helpful, both in cases where a secondary/maintenance network is not available, and also in cases where the remote network equipment site is so far off the beaten path, that a direct network connection is not practical.

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Outbound SSH Capabilities Provide a Server Console Switch with More Out of Band Communication Options

Friday, March 11th, 2011

A server console switch that supports outbound SSH capabilities can provide network administrators with a powerful tool for contacting remote network elements when network communication is unavailable or impractical. Outbound SSH capabilities can come in extremely handy in cases where the network has crashed, or when communicating with extremely remote equipment sites that have no means of connecting to your main network.

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An Out of Band Management Solution that Relies on a Serial Console Server

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

When planning a remote network equipment installation or off-site data center, one of the most important considerations is to make certain that network administrators in your central office have some means for out of band management of remote network elements. The reason for this is fairly obvious: service calls to remote network sites are both time consuming and expensive and an out of band management solution will allow administrators to communicate with remote network elements without leaving the office. When planning an out of band management solution, most network engineers will routinely include a Serial Console Server in order to provide remote command access to far-off network elements.

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Does Your Terminal Switch Support Outbound SSH Connections?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

When you can’t establish a normal network connection with a remote network element, a terminal switch with outbound SSH capabilities can provide an invaluable tool to help get your network back up and running again. When your terminal switch supports outbound SSH connections, this allows you to contact the terminal switch via secondary network, dial-up modem or satellite modem and then establish an outbound SSH connection with remote network elements in order to invoke diagnostic and troubleshooting commands.

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Console Access Server Products for Out of Band Management

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

When normal in band communication is not available, WTI console access server products provide a convenient means to create secure, encrypted, outbound SSH connections to network devices via dial up. This means that even when can’t establish a normal network connection, you can still dial into a WTI console access server via modem and create outbound SSH connections to allow communication with devices on your secure local area network or intranet.

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A Console Server with Outbound SSH and Telnet

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Troubleshooting problems at remote network equipment sites can sometimes be frustrating, especially when the source of the problem is a malfunctioning firewall. When the firewall is down, that often means that you can’t contact any of the network devices behind the firewall in order to remedy the problem, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to travel to the remote site and fix the problem in person.

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Outbound SSH/Telnet – Another Alternative for Connecting to Remote Network Devices

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Sometimes, it’s just not practical to run a network line or a phone line to a remote network installation. In cases like this, a WTI Console Server (http://www.wti.com/c-4-console-server.aspx) with Outbound SSH/Telnet capabilities provides the perfect solution for communication with devices on remote networks.

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Creating Outbound SSH Connections

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

When normal in band communication is not available, WTI’s TSM Series Serial Console Servers provide a convenient means to create secure, encrypted, outbound SSH connections to network devices via dial up. This means that even when you can’t establish a normal network connection, you can still dial into the TSM via modem and create outbound SSH connections to allow communication with devices on your secure local area network or intranet.

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Why Does a Console Server Need Outbound SSH or Outbound Telnet Capabilities?

Monday, June 14th, 2010

A console server that provides secure, remote access is key element in managing your network efficiently and effectively. What happens, though, when the router goes down and the console port cannot be accessed via IP? If your serial console server includes outbound SSH or outbound Telnet capabilities this provides yet another way to maximize up-time of network devices and to ensure that there will be less time when the network devices cannot be accessed.

Consider the following situation …

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