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How do I connect to the console remotely?

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Last updated: 01 Apr, 2011
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Posted: 09 Oct, 2008
Updated: 01 Apr, 2011

For Windows clients:

Enable the Remote access function in the GUI:
SETUP -> Administrator -> Remote console access
to access the console via SSH.

1. To connect the server from Microsoft Windows, download the free SSH client (Putty):
• in the Host Name (or IP address) field, please enter the IP address of the server
• in the Port field, please enter the same port as in the server GUI (default is 22222)
• in the Protocol field, please select SSH
• in the category: Connection -> Data -> Auto-login-username please enter: cli
• in Terminal -> Keyboard -> The Function Keys and keypad please select VT100+
• go back to the Session category, enter the session name in the Saved Sessions field, and click on the Save button
• click on the newly saved session, click Open, and enter the password (if you have not entered the Auto-login-username, Putty will prompt you for a username, so please enter cli)
When you log in, you should see the console information screen.

2. To connect the server from Linux, use the command:
ssh -p 22222 cli@address_ip, where:
• 22222 indicates the remote access port
• address_ip indicates the address of the server you want to connect
You will be asked for the remote access password you have entered in the GUI.

3. Best settings for in Mac OS X:
In Menu Terminal -> Preferences
Text Tab:
- clone a template and name Open-E
- text : bright yellow
- bold text: orange
Window Tab:
- Titel: Open-E
Keyboard Tab:
- check "Use option as meta key" (important!)
Advanced Tab:
- Declare Terminal as vt102 (important!)
- International character encoding Unicode UTF-8
Then use Menu Shell -> New Window -> select Open-E settings
This gets you a working remote cli on OS X
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