About This Guide

How to use this guide

This guide explains how to configure and use the MAX as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or telecommuting hub. This guide contains:

This guide also includes an index.

What you should know

This guide is for the person who configures and maintains the MAX. To configure the MAX, you need to understand the following:

Documentation conventions

This section explains all the special characters and typographical conventions in this manual.



Monospace text

Represents text that appears on your computer's screen, or that could appear on your computer's screen.

Boldface mono-space text

Represents characters that you enter exactly as shown (unless the characters are also in italics-see Italics, below). If you could enter the characters, but are not specifically instructed to, they do not appear in boldface.


Represent variable information. Do not enter the words themselves in the command. Enter the information they represent. In ordinary text, italics are used for titles of publications, for some terms that would otherwise be in quotation marks, and to show emphasis.

[ ]

Square brackets indicate an optional argument you might add to a command. To include such an argument, type only the information inside the brackets. Do not type the brackets unless they appear in bold type.


Separates command choices that are mutually exclusive.


Points to the next level in the path to a parameter. The parameter that follows the angle bracket is one of the options that appears when you select the parameter that precedes the angle bracket.


Represents a combination keystroke. To enter a combination keystroke, press the first key and hold it down while you press one or more other keys. Release all the keys at the same time. (For example, Ctrl-H means hold down the Control key and press the H key.)

Press Enter

Means press the Enter, or Return, key or its equivalent on your computer.


Introduces important additional information.


Warns that a failure to follow the recommended procedure could result in loss of data or damage to equipment.


Warns that a failure to take appropriate safety precautions could result in physical injury.

Manual set

The MAX 6000 Series Documentation Set consists of the following manuals:

Related publications

This guide and documentation set do not provide a detailed explanation of products, architectures, or standards developed by other companies or organizations.

Here are some related publications that you may find useful:



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