View Full Version : xl15b over SSH
10-19-2006, 04:13 PM
For some reason, our firewall recently stopped allowing access to the subdomain where the xl15b resides.
After failing to find any hints in the firewall, I decided to move the xl15b to our LAN, but to do so, I have to change its IP address.
I saw the manual for that device, and it instructs how to communicate with the device via telnet over serial cable.
I could probably do that, but I'd have to find a laptop with a serial port... meanwhile I tried using SSH to connect to the xl15b.
It asks me for login name, I tried the default 'setup' and '!setup!' for password -- no luck.
Does anyone know if its possible to ssh to that device? if yes, what is the default username and password?
10-19-2006, 09:07 PM
I just went to Honeywells website and down loaded the manual you CAN SSH into this controller for sure but you need the password. A good tech would have changed the password. but try the default of user ID = SysAdmin password = !Sys!Admin
everything is case senitive so type it correctly. see if that works other wise you need to know the user name and his password. If you have an user account use that login in info.
[Edited by chiller32 on 10-19-2006 at 09:45 PM]
10-19-2006, 09:09 PM
Forgot to tell you type in Excel 15B into google that will take you to honeywells website and you can download the user guide like I did. P.S. who do you know about SSH?
10-19-2006, 11:22 PM
SSH is a protocol that allows you to remotly connect to a UNIX based system, much like telnet.
Unlike telnet however, ssh is encrypted, and has some other more advance options, like transfering files...
I think xl15b runs a modified version of redhat on it. They stripped down the distro of most commands, but you can do 'echo *' to see all the files -- a little cheat ;)
Ever wonder why they dont use windows on those devices? :)
10-20-2006, 04:49 PM
I know what SSH is I was just wondering how you knew what it was. I am typing this post on a Linux Laptop. ( Fedroa core 5 ). Sounds like you also run Linux. I would love to ge my hands
on a Excel 5lB and check it out. Its probably running an embedded version ( maybe not ) what makes you think its Redhat?
P.S. forgot to mention if this unit has enough memory you can install any needed command line utilites. all you need is root
10-20-2006, 08:12 PM
WOW been looking on line and I sure did find some info on the
Excel 15B it sure does run the linux kernel. sweet now its time to own some Excel 15B servers.
10-20-2006, 08:26 PM
Sweet it is running on an embedded processor.
I have been looking for a board I could play with. I have been thinking about dev'ing a non manufacture chiller control system out of an embedded linux box. They have already built alot of the system it would only take some progamming
changes to control the outputs and inputs need to start, run and monitor a chiller and pumps. All this without having to be tied to the OEM. And the customer with a little programming knowledge could make his or her own software updates to best suit thier jobsite. The customer would have total control.
which could be good in two ways. 1) if they screw up cool I get the teardown, If they don't they have a great running system they are happy with. its a win win for me :)
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