SAP have the ability to telnet, RDP, use DBMGui ..etc.. via SAProuter to connect to our/your SAP systems to provide remote support. We would also like to be able to telnet to one of our SAP UNIX boxes via SAProuter.
eg Telnet client --> SAProuter ---> SAP Unix Server
Does anyone know how to do this?
1. Create the subdirectory saprouter in the directory /usr/sap/.
2. Get the latest version of the SAProuter from the SAP Service Marketplace (service.sap.com/patches). Choose Support Packages and Patches ® Entry by Application Group ® Additional Components ® SAPROUTER. The SAProuter is in packet saprouter*.SAR; the program niping is also in this packet. Copy programs saprouter and niping to the newly created directory /usr/sap/saprouter.
If you cannot copy the programs from SAP Service Marketplace, you can copy a version (may be obsolete) from your directory /usr/sap//SYS/exe/run/startsap:
1. Start saprouter
if Re: Telnet via SAProuter ; then
Starting saprouter Daemon | tee -a $LOGFILE
| tee -a $LOGFILE
$SRDIR/saprouter -r -R $SRDIR/saprouttab
| tee -a $LOGFILE &
Insert the lines before the commands to start the SAP instance.
Normally the SAProuter runs on a different computer. If this is so, this step is omitted and you start the SAProuter as described in Starting the SAProuter.
4. Maintain the route permission table in directory /usr/sap/saprouter. If you want to keep it in another directory or under a name other than saprouttab, you must specify this with the SAProuter option -R (see Option R ).
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To set up a connection using TELNET and working on it please check the link for more info
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Thats right sap people access your systems for support but then they also have some n/w router also.Just by only using sap router its not possible.
Check with ur n/w team for more clarification.We have the same scenario in our company.I checked with my n/w team also.
I can assure you that SAProuter can do this.
Our SAPRouter connects to SAPSERV2 (SNC) from a little server we have sitting on our DMZ. We do not use any form of n/w router to enable SAP support to access our DMZ server. Thus why we use the SNC (internet) connection option for our SAP support.
I have the same problem. See message "telnet program with NI-Layer for SAPRouter
I think, SAP don't want to give this program (tools) to the community. As you know they connect also with RDP, PC-Anywhere and Netmeeting via SAPRouter.
Either they have special compiled versions of this software (with NI-Layer support) or they use another method to connect via SAPRouter.
Agreed. I don't believe SAP have an interest in allowing customers to utilise the full funcationallity of the SAProuter for themselves.
The last SAP course I was on we actually discussed this with our training who informed me that SAP don't use any additional special tools, but do have "wrapper" scripts for all the different tools (telnet, RDP, netmeeting ..etc..)
Most likely calls some utility that can redirect the traffic generated from the different telnet/RDP programs via a dedicated ip/port.... at a guess.
We neally convinced him to give us a copy, but he never delivered the goods.
you will have top modify your saprouttab to explicitely allow a connection to the telnet port. As this is also used to connect to customer systems via telnet, you might find <a href="https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/37001">note 37001</a> helpful. You will have to adjust this to your landscape.
the problem is that you will have to tell the saprouter which route to use, as there is no way to set up a static route for incoming connections on the telnet port. SAP does this itself by first sending the route and then switching over to the telnet client, once the route has been established. Since this wrapper is not published by SAP, you can not achieve the connect with saprouter.