HP PROCURVE 6208M-SX Installation And Getting Started Manual: Management Interfaces

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RSA challenge-response authentication, where a collection of public keys are stored on the device. Only
clients with a private key that corresponds to one of the stored public keys can gain access to the device
using SSH.
Password authentication, where users attempting to gain access to the device using an SSH client are
authenticated with passwords stored on the device or on a TACACS/TACACS+ or RADIUS server
HP devices also support Secure Copy (SCP) for securely transferring files between an HP device and SCP­
enabled remote hosts.
NOTE: SSH is supported on the following HP devices: HP 9308M and HP 9304M.
NOTE: HP's implementation of SSH supports SSH version 1 only. All references to SSH in this document are to
SSH version 1.
For configuration and user information, see "Configuring Secure Shell" on page 4-1.

Management Interfaces

HP ProCurve devices can be managed using any of the following interfaces:
Command Line Interface (CLI) – a text-based interface accessible through a direct serial connection or a
Telnet session.
Web management interface – A GUI-based management interface accessible through an HTTP (web
browser) connection.
The CLI and Web management interfaces come standard on HP ProCurve switches and routing switches.
Command Line Interface (CLI)
The CLI comes standard on all HP ProCurve devices. The CLI is a text-based operator interface that allows you
to configure a system with a PC or terminal without special software.
Up to five read-only Telnet sessions can operate concurrently on either an HP switch or routing switch. Only one
read-write Telnet session is allowed at a time.
Web Management Interface
A Web management interface is supported on web browsers Netscape Navigator™ versions 2.0 or later, and
Microsoft Internet Explorer™ versions 3.0 or later. No application software is required. The Web management
interface comes standard on all switches and routing switches.
To use the Web management interface, open a web browser and enter the IP address of the HP device in the
Location or Address field. The web browser contacts the HP device and displays a login dialog, as shown in
Figure 7.1.
Figure 7.1
Web Management interface login dialog
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