telnet slot

telnet slot slot-number


Allows you to Telnet from any source node to any other target node when both nodes are in the same active topology.

Syntax Description

slot-number Specifies the number of a slot that is currently occupied by the intended target node.



Usage Guidelines

When the target node accepts the related TCP connection, you are not prompted for your user name or password. You are logged in to the same account (with corresponding rights) with which you accessed the originating slot.

If the failsafe account is used, user ID and password authentication takes place on the specified node. Otherwise, authentication takes place on the master node, regardless of the source and target nodes used.

Telnet must be enabled on the SummitStack for this command to function.


The following command accesses the node in slot 2:

Slot-1 Stack.3 # telnet slot 2
Entering character mode
Escape character is '^]'.

telnet session telnet0 on /dev/ptyb0

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You are connected to a Backup node.  Only a limited command set is supported.
You may use "telnet slot <slot_number>" to connect to the Master node to access
the full set of commands.
Press the <tab> or '?' key at any time for completions.
Remember to save your configuration changes.

Slot-2 Stack.1 >


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

Automatic user authentication from the source node to the target node added in ExtremeXOS 22.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available only on SummitStack.