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About This Guide         

This guide provides instructions for installing and troubleshooting the PortMaster® Communications Server from Lucent Technologies, Inc., as well as pinout, electrical, and physical specifications.


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 the PortMaster Communications Server.

PortMaster Documentation

The following manuals are available from Lucent Technologies. The hardware installation guides are included with most PortMaster products; other manuals can be ordered through your PortMaster distributor or directly from Lucent.

The manuals are also provided as PDF and PostScript files on the PortMaster Software CD shipped with your PortMaster.

In addition, you can download PortMaster information and documentation from http://www.livingston.com.

This guide provides complete installation and configuration instructions for ChoiceNet server software.
This guide provides the complete description and syntax of each command in the ComOS® command set.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of networking and configuration issues related to PortMaster products.
These guides contain complete hardware installation instructions. An installation guide is available for each PortMaster product line-IRX, Office Router, Communications Server, and Integrated Access Server.
This guide covers PMconsole 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.
This guide describes routing protocols supported by PortMaster products, and how to use them for a wide range of routing applications.
This guide provides complete installation and configuration instructions for Lucent Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) software.

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 854, Telnet Protocol Specification

RFC 950, Internet Standard Subnetting Procedure

RFC 988, Host Extensions for IP Multicasting

RFC 1058, Routing Information Protocol

RFC 1144, Compressing TCP/IP Headers for Low-Speed Serial Links

RFC 1157, A Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

RFC 1166, Internet Numbers

RFC 1213, Management Information Base for Network Management of TCP/IP-based Internets: MIB-II

RFC 1256, ICMP Router Discovery Messages

RFC 1321, The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm

RFC 1332, The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP)

RFC 1334, PPP Authentication Protocols

RFC 1362, Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN)

RFC 1413, Identification Protocol

RFC 1490, Multiprotocol Interconnect Over Frame Relay

RFC 1583, OSPF Version 2

RFC 1587, OSPF NSSA Options

RFC 1597, Address Allocations for Private Internets

RFC 1627, Network 10 Considered Harmful (Some Practices Shouldn't be Codified)

RFC 1634, Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN)

RFC 1661, The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

RFC 1700, Assigned Numbers

RFC 1717, The PPP Multilink Protocol (MP)

RFC 1771, A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4)

RFC 1812, Requirements for IP Version 4 Routers

RFC 1814, Unique Addresses are Good

RFC 1818, Best Current Practices

RFC 1826, IP Authentication Header

RFC 1827, IP Encapsulating Payload

RFC 1877, PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol Extensions for Name Server Addresses

RFC 1878, Variable Length Subnet Table for IPv4

RFC 1918, Address Allocation for Private Internets

RFC 1965, Autonomous System Confederations for BGP

RFC 1966, BGP Route Reflection, An Alternative to Full Mesh IBGP

RFC 1997, BGP Communities Attribute

RFC 2003, IP Encapsulating Security Payload

RFC 2138, Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)

RFC 2139, RADIUS Accounting

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.

Curly braces ({ })

Enclose a required choice between keywords and/or values in command syntax.

set syslog Logtype {[disabled] [Facility.Priority]}

Vertical bar (|)

Separates two or more possible options in command syntax.

Contacting Lucent Remote Access Technical Support

The PortMaster comes with a 1-year hardware warranty.

For all technical support requests, record your PortMaster ComOS version number and report it to the technical support staff.

New releases and upgrades of PortMaster software are available by anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.livingston.com.pub/le/.

You can schedule a 1-hour software installation appointment in advance by calling the technical support telephone number listed below. Appointments must be scheduled at least one business day in advance.

For Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

Contact the Lucent Remote Access EMEA Support Center Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (GMT+1), excluding French public holidays.

For North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific Region

Contact Lucent Remote Access Monday through Friday between the hours of 6 a.m.
and 5 p.m. (GMT -8).

Subscribing to PortMaster Mailing Lists

Lucent 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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