[ngw] POA telnet test?

Morris Blackham mblackham at gw.novell.com
Fri Feb 7 15:39:24 UTC 2014

If IMAP is enabled on the POA you could run a quick IMAP login script.
 telnet 143
Client: 1 login user password
Server: 1 OK LOGIN completed
Client: 2 logout
Server: 2 OK LOGOUT completed


>>> Danita Zanre <dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com> 2/7/2014 6:49 AM >>>
You can't really do that on port 1677, because at that point you are entering Novell proprietary encryption world.  You might be able to do it via the SOAP port. 
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On Feb 7, 2014 6:31:04 AM, Alex Hargrove <ahargrove at cgresd.net> wrote: Yeah, I guess that's about as good as I am going to get with this. I was hoping to be able to pass login commands to it via a Nagios script to make sure that not only is port 1677 open, but also make sure that actual login is available (meaning, POA communication to LDAP isn't horked on the backend, etc.)
>>> On 2/7/2014 at 7:13 AM, "Ian Young" <IYoung at graphic.plc.uk> wrote:
> I've always worked under the assumption that connecting to port 1677,
> with telnet, gives a blank response when the POA is working and you will
> get 'Could not open connection to the host, on port 1677: Connect
> failed', if it's not.
> Have a good weekend.
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>>>> ahargrove at cgresd.net 06/02/2014 15:01 >>>
> Is there a way I can send commands to a POA if I telnet to it on 1677
> to make sure the agent is responding correctly? (Basically like we can
> do with GWIA and SMTP, etc.)
> Or will it ONLY respond to an actual GW client?
> Thanks,
> Alex
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