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Figure 131. Active port window
10.3.3 Link station configuration
A link station must now be configured on the token-ring port.
Select New -> Link Station -> TR Link Station in the tool bar.
The rs600030 New Token Ring Link Station window will be displayed as
shown in Figure 132.
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Figure 132. New token-ring link station configuration
Enter the appropriate values for your token-ring link station.
You can scroll down to see and enter values for required fields. Then select
10.3.4 Administration program differences
The addition of a token-ring link station gives us the opportunity to point out a
difference in the way the Web Administration program and the Motif
administration program work.
A token-ring link station may be configured to support only independent LUs,
only dependent LUs, or both.
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In configuring a token-ring link station with the Motif administration program,
the configuration panel that is displayed depends on which button is selected
for LU traffic:
• Both (see Figure 133)
• Independent Only (see Figure 134)
• Dependent Only (see Figure 135)
Figure 133. Support for both
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Figure 134. Support for independent only
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Figure 135. Support for dependent only
Note that the layout of each of these panels is different and depends on which
LU traffic button is selected. This is because the Motif administration program
is context-sensitive and can modify the panel being displayed based on
selections made on the panel.
The Web Administration program does not dynamically display a different
panel based on a selection made on that panel. It displays a fixed list of
parameters based on values entered on previous panels.
Therefore, to make a similar selection for LU Traffic of Both, Independent
Only or Dependent Only, you must select different values for the parameters
displayed in Figure 132 on page 187. An example configuration for each type
In order to configure a link station as Both (that is, available for both
independent LU traffic and dependent LU traffic), the remote node type
must be LEARN_NODE as shown in Figure 136.