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2018-05-11

For all Mediatrix Products

v. 42.1.857


1 Requirements

  • Computer with an Telnet compatible remote shell Client running on a PC that acts as an Telnet host.
  • You must know the IP address of your Mediatrix unit. Refer to the Quick Start guide of your unit.

2 Command Line Interface (CLI)

The Command Line Interface (CLI) provides an access to interactively configure all the Mediatrix unit parameters.

The CLI is accessed through either a secure SSH session (default) or an unsecure TELNET session. When using a secure SSH session, all communications between Client and server are encrypted before being sent over the network, thus packet sniffers are unable to extract user names, passwords, and other potentially sensitive data. This is the default and recommended way to access the Command Line Interface.

The command interpreter interface of the CLI allows the user to browse the unit parameters, write the command lines, and display the system's notification log.


2.1 Creating the Telnet Session Activation Configuration Script

Steps

  1. Open a text editor.
  2. Copy and paste the text included in the following Result section.

    Note

    If necessary, you can customise the value of the Cli.InactivityTimeOut and Cli.TelnetPort parameters.

  3. Save the file as telnet.cfg

Result

The configuration script to enable Telnet sessions is created but needs to be imported to the unit.

Next Step

2.2 Importing a Configuration Script from Your PC

2.2 Importing a Configuration Script from Your PC

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Steps

  1. Go to Management/Configuration Scripts.
  2. If you are not using HTTPS, click Activate unsecure file transfer through web browser.
  3. In the Transfer Scripts Through Web Browser table, browse to the location of the file you wish to import.
  4. If the file is encrypted, complete the Privacy Key field.

    Note

    The privacy key must match the privacy key used to encrypt the file.

  5. Click Upload and Execute.
  6. Located at the top of the page, click Refresh.

Result

The configuration script will be imported from your PC and any changes to the script will be applied to the running configuration.

Next Step

2.3 Accessing the CLI via a Telnet Session

2.3 Accessing the CLI via a Telnet Session

Context

Important

Remember that when using a Telnet session to access the CLI, communications between Client and server are not secured, thus packet sniffers are able to extract user names, passwords, and other potentially sensitive data. Therefore, Media5 Corporation strongly recommends using an SSH session.

Before You Start

Your unit must be properly connected. Refer to the Hardware Installation Guide of your unit.

Steps

  1. Start your Telnet Client.
  2. Enter the IP address of your unit.
  3. Enter the port number 23.
  4. Select Telnet as the connection type.
  5. When prompted for login, enter your login userrname (Default usernames are public or admin).
  6. Enter your login password (for the default admin usrname, the password is administrator, for the public username, no password is required).

    Note

    If you are accessing the unit through the CLI for the first time or after a factory reset, you may be presented with a warning message regarding the unit’s identification. You can accept the message and continue.

Result

After you have successfully connected to the Mediatrix unit by using a Telnet session, you can start using the CLI to configure the Mediatrix unit. For more details on the scripting language, refer to the Configuration Scripting Language Syntax firmware guide.

3 Copyright Notice

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This document contains information that is proprietary to Media5 Corporation.

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This publication cannot be reproduced, neither in whole nor in part, in any form whatsoever, without written prior approval by Media5 Corporation.

Media5 Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes at any time and without the obligation to notify any person and/or entity of such revisions and/or changes.