Re: [RadiusNT] Port numbers on a MAX 6000

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Fri, 31 Mar 2000 13:47:41 -0500


In your 4000, check this setting:
Main Edit Menu --> 00-000 System --> 00-100 Sys Config --> New NASPortID
I think yours might be set to yes, making your NASPort IDs look like what a
TNT uses. Ours is set to no.

It relates to some info that's listed below (pulled it from the 7.0.0
documentation (.pdf file)). Although we're not talking about SNMP stuff, it
does mention something about the NASPort formatting differences.

Ability to Set or Get NAS Port ID format via SNMP
Ascend units affected: MAX
Introduced in: 7.0.0
The MAX can report the NAS port value in a format that is appropriate to MAX
TNT unit's
multishelf and multislot architecture of the system, or for compatibility
with other Ascend
units NAS port values, you can specify that the MAX reports NAS port values
in five digits.
For complete information on both NAS port ID formats, see the MAX RADIUS
With this release, administrators can use NavisAccess and other SNMP network
stations to Set or Get the NAS Port ID format (radiusNewNASPortIDFormat). To
support this
functionality, the following object has been added to radiusGroup in
radiusNewNASPortIDFormat OBJECT-TYPE
ACCESS read-write
STATUS mandatory
"TRUE if new NAS port ID format is used, FALSE if old NAS Port
ID is used. On the TNT product family the new NAS port ID format
is used by default. The old format cannot be used for
multi-shelf systems or if any line cards are in a slot
greater than the twelfth position."
::= { radiusGroup 5 }
If the MAX supports RADIUS accounting, you must not set the
value while the system has active sessions.

----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Hillman <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [RadiusNT] Port numbers on a MAX 6000

> From: Randy Martin <>
> > Well, that is what the manual says, BUT that's not how the 4000 works! I
> have two MAX 4000's, and both of the return ports numbered starting at 1
> WAN port 1 and going to xx depending on how many PRIs you have plugged in.
> had to say that the type of NAS was an Ascend TNT in order for the re-port
> function in Emerald Admin to create the ports correctly.
> >
> > Do you have personal knowledge of the 40xx MAx generating these types of
> port numbers, as described in the manual? If so, what build/version of the
> firmware are you running on the 4000?
> We have a mix of 4004/4048/4002 Maxes here. All are using 7.0.22 that
> soon be updated to 7.0.26
> I've never had a problem with the port number--with any OS version dating
> back to 4.6C (over 3.5 years ago).
> The 40xx series doesn't support anything higher than TAOS 7.0.x
> Josh
> > At 10:01 PM 3/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> > I know nothing about the 6000 series, but the 40xx series manual
> describes
> > how the port numbers work. Here's how they work in the 40xx series:
> >
> > T1/PRI digital analog
> > ------ ------------- -------------
> > 1 10101 - 10124 20101 - 20124
> > 2 10201 - 10224 20201 - 20224
> > 3 10301 - 10324 20301 - 20324
> >
> > The first digit represents whether or not it's an analog or digital
> > connection (1=digital; 2=analog).
> > The next two digits represent the T1/PRI (WAN port). I don't know why
> it's
> > two digits.
> > The next two digits represent the T1/PRI channel.
> >
> > I'd imagine that the 6000 series has some kind of rhyme or reason, but
> > don't know what it is. The docs should say something about it.
> >
> > Josh

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