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About This Guide

The ChoiceNet(TM) Administrator's Guide provides complete installation and configuration instructions for the Lucent Technologies, Inc. ChoiceNet Server software release 1.0. ChoiceNet can be used with the Lucent PortMaster(TM) family of products running ComOS(TM) release 3.5 or later. To install and configure these products, see "Related Documentation" on page xii. This guide is designed to be used by qualified system administrators and network managers. Knowledge of UNIX and basic networking concepts is required to successfully install ChoiceNet. If you use ChoiceNet with the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS(TM)), you must be familiar with RADIUS installation, configuration, and use.

Preview of This Guide

The ChoiceNet Administrator's Guide includes the following chapters and appendixes:

Chapter 1, "Introducing ChoiceNet," provides an overview of ChoiceNet features.

Chapter 2, "Configuring a ChoiceNet Server," provides step-by-step installation and configuration instructions for ChoiceNet servers.

Chapter 3, "Configuring a ChoiceNet Client," provides step-by-step configuration instructions for ChoiceNet clients (PortMasters).

Chapter 4, "Installing User Notification," describes how to install notification pop-ups on user computers.

Chapter 5, "Using ChoiceNet," provides an overview of packet filters, describes how to construct filters for ChoiceNet, describes how to use site lists, and provides examples of ChoiceNet use.

Appendix A, "Troubleshooting," describes what to look for if you encounter problems and suggests possible solutions.

Appendix B, "Defining Filter Rules," describes the parameters and syntax used to define rules for filters.

Appendix C, "Port Assignments," lists the assignment between well-known TCP and UDP services and well-known ports.

Appendix D, "Preconfiguration Worksheets," provides blank worksheets to collect server and client information you will need before installing and configuring ChoiceNet.

Related Documentation

The following manuals are available from Lucent. These manuals are included with most Lucent products; if they were not shipped with your unit, contact Lucent InterNetworking Systems for ordering information.
The manuals are also provided as PDF and PostScript files on the PortMaster Software CD shipped with your PortMaster.

This guide provides complete installation and configuration instructions for Lucent RADIUS software.

These guides contain complete hardware installation instructions. An installation guide is available for each PortMaster product line-IRX(TM), Office Router, Communications Server, and Integrated Access Server.

This guide provides an overview of PortMaster hardware, networking concepts, and configuration of PortMaster products.

This guide provides the complete description and syntax of each command in the ComOS command set.

This guide covers PMconsoleTM Administration Software for Microsoft Windows, a graphical tool for configuring the PortMaster. The majority of the material in this guide also applies to the UNIX version of PMconsole.

Additional References


Use any World Wide Web browser to find a Request for Comments (RFC) online.
RFC 768, User Datagram Protocol
RFC 791, Internet Protocol
RFC 792, Internet Control Message Protocol
RFC 793, Transmission Control Protocol
RFC 1035, Domain Names-Implementation and Specification
RFC 1700, Assigned Numbers
RFC 2058, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service


Building Internet Firewalls. D. Brent Chapman and Elizabeth D. Zwicky. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1995. (ISBN 1-56592-124-0)
DNS and BIND. Paul Albitz and Cricket Liu. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1992. (ISBN 1-56592-010-4)
Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker. William R. Cheswick and Steven M. Bellovin. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994. (ISBN 0-201-63357-4)

Document Conventions

The following conventions are used in this guide:




Bold font Indicates a user entry-a command, menu option, button, or key-or the name of a file, directory, or utility, except in code samples.
Italic font Identifies a command-line placeholder. Replace with a real name or value.
Square brackets ([]) Enclose optional keywords and values in command syntax.
Vertical bar (|) Separates two or more possible options in command syntax.

Contacting Lucent InterNetworking Systems Technical Support

The PortMaster comes with a 1-year hardware warranty.

To obtain technical support, contact Lucent Technologies Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. (GMT -8). Please record your Lucent ComOS version number and report it to the technical support staff.

You can schedule 1-hour software installation appointments in advance by calling the technical support telephone number listed above.

New releases and upgrades of Lucent software are available by anonymous FTP from ftp.livingston.com.

Subscribing to Lucent InterNetworking Systems Mailing Lists

Lucent InterNetworking Systems maintains the following Internet mailing lists for PortMaster users:

The mailing list is also available in a daily digest format. To receive the digest, send email to majordomo@livingston.com with subscribe portmaster-users-digest in the body of the message.

The mailing list is also available in a daily digest format. To receive the digest, send email to majordomo@livingston.com with subscribe portmaster-radius-digest in the body of the message.


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