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The following is the list of small new features in IPAD 2.0

  • Made the IPAD capable of handle Xem PORTS modules chained off of EPC concentrators. This can only be done in multiples of 16. The first 16 ports are the concentrator box, and any other ports on the LINES= parameter are assumed to be 16 port Xem PORTS modules.
  • Added the debug command to the Msupv> and Supv> prompts so that interface traces to disk can be done remotely.
  • When a line is grabbed from the console, the console display will show Grabbed as it's status instead of the old status. The old status will be returned when the grab is ended.
  • The FTP server will now log the number of bytes in each file sent. Also, if the Error sending file is logged, the type of error will also be logged.
  • Added string variables to dial-out scripting. Syntax is:

    SET Sn=String
    Where Sn is any of the 10 string variables S0 through S9.
  • String variables may be used anywhere a quoted string may be used by simply stating the variable instead of the string. They may also be used within a string as numeric var can be by using the macro syntax %Sn%. Examples are:

    XMIT S1
  • For those of you with the T1 modem banks, a new modem bank configuration and management command has been added. Its syntax is:

    mbankcfg [bank #]
    If you don't supply the number of the modem bank to configure it will ask in a separate prompt, or if you only have 1 bank it will go directly to it.
  • This command is largely self-explanatory, but it lets you do the complete configuration of the modem bank and also manage both the interface (watch the alarms and set/release loopback mode) as well as observe which modems are off-hook and allow you to busy-out certain lines at the DS0 channel level if you wish.

Note: This command is available from the console, the Supv> prompt and also the Msupv> remote maintenance prompt. So our tech support can now look at your modem banks directly if you give them a remote maintenance password.

  • From the console Cmd>, Supv> and the Msupv> prompts the new command whois is available. Enter:
whois domain.com

To obtain the Internic database info directly.

  • Traceroute (from console, Msupv>, and Supv> prompts) now has the following new features: Full Usage: display on no option, ?, or /?
  • Added -m switch to trace route with the Windows required maximum MTU of 1500 and report if the path won't handle it.
  • Added the Windows '95 switches of -h hops and -w time to allow setting the maximum number of hops to trace (default is 30) and the number of milliseconds to wait for each UDP ping (default is 5000).
  • Fixed several small annoying bugs in traceroute when cmd syntax was bad. The FILTER command for wild card protocol (all IP packets) now checks for port restrictions being specified. If they are, then this filter ONLY matches TCP and UDP packets. This means that the FILTER command:

    FILTER <iface> PERMIT IN * * *:53

    And others like it will work as the user who codes it seems to expect. That is, it will permit in only TCP and UDP packets with the specified with a destination port of 53.

    This also means that a FILTER command with TYPE=* that has port limits specified on either the source or destination address will NOT MATCH any protocol other than TCP or UDP (rather than any protocol). The TYPE=* without ports (i.e., with only IP address limits) still will filter every IP packet of every protocol type as before. Note: Prior to this change, the above command was identical to:

    FILTER <iface> PERMIT IN * * *

    since the :53 was ignored for all packet types. Now if the packet type has ports (i.e., is TCP or UDP) then the port restriction applies and instead of * meaning any protocol it now means TCP or UDP only.
  • The console display command now opens its files fully shared.
  • The console command list is now an alias for the command display.
  • Added help screen and text search capability to the console file display/list command. Press F1 for help. Also made this command easier on the scheduler by releasing every so often!
  • The display/list command now display control characters except <CR>, <LF>, and <TAB> in their ^A, ^B, etc. form rather than let them actually affect the screen display so that the screen isn't blanked, etc. by embedded control chars. It also recognizes the ^Z as a logical EOF. Finally, it now only does a file open with a fully qualified file name so it no longer breaks the IPAD's inherent rules on file opens.