Posts Tagged ‘reverse telnet’

A Console Access Server with Outbound SSH/Telnet Support Provides More Alternatives for Communication

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

In out of band management applications that rely on a console access server (http://www.wti.com/c-51-console-access-servers.aspx) for communication with remote network devices, reverse/outbound SSH/Telnet can be an extremely useful feature. In addition to providing a means to communicate with other network devices, outbound SSH/Telnet is also extremely handy in cases where an equipment rack is not connected to your main network, and the only way to communicate with devices in the rack is via dial-up or satellite modem.

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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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