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    Configuring Console and Auxiliary Port Properties

    The console port and auxiliary port on a switch provide out-of-band remote access to the switch. You can configure the console and auxiliary ports so that an external data terminal may be connected to the switch. The console port is enabled by default. The console port speed is 9600 baud, except on OCX Series devices, on which it is 115200 baud. The auxiliary port is disabled by default.

    By default, terminal connections to the console and auxiliary ports are secure. When you configure the console and auxiliary ports as insecure, root logins are not allowed to establish terminal connections, and superusers and anyone with a user identifier (UID) of 0 are not allowed to establish terminal connections in multiuser mode.

    To configure the console and auxiliary port properties on the switch:

    1. To specify that the console port session should terminate if the connection to the data carrier is lost:
      [edit system ports]user@switch# set console log-out-on-disconnect
    2. To specify the auxiliary port terminal type:
      [edit system ports]user@switch# set auxiliary type (ansi | small-xterm | vt100 | xterm)

      For example, to specify the auxiliary port terminal type of xterm with a display of 80 columns by 65 rows:

      [edit system ports]user@switch# set auxiliary type xterm
    3. To check the configuration:
      [edit system ports]user@switch# showconsole log-out-on-disconnect;auxiliary type xterm;

    Modified: 2016-07-08