ipretrev

ipretrev

IPRETREV retrieves files from a remote destination via modem, ISDN or x25.

It reads files from a queue - normally spool/2get, reads the DZ header field
which should contain the tph number to dial unless the -n switch is ON for
ignore dialno if not there.

These files are just headers containing the DZ (and possibly the DF field to
use the correct format file). The data part is ignored.

If the number is busy or the call does not complete, the number is retried
after 10 minutes. This can be modified by the 'interval' parameter.

The modem setup, dial strings plus the remote computer's logon/off strings are
held in a parameter file. The Syntax of this file are :

    ; comment
    setup:   (setup string)
    dial:    (dial and connect string)
    logon:   (logon and file setup string)
    filestart:  (start a file string)
    nextfile:   (start of 2nd and subsequent files)
    fileend:    (finish a file string)
    logoff:  (logoff and kill comms string)
    disconn: (disconnect string)

The strings are in uucp-like format where the syntax is :

    (send1string) (space) (receive1string) (spc) (s2) (spc) (r2) etc
ie you send1, wait 5secs for r1, send s2 wait 5secs for r2 etc.

To send a space, use \s or dbl quote that string.
To wait a second - send a tilde (or redefine to your Wait chr)
All keywords - setup, logon etc -  are optional - if one does not exist, it is
ignored.
Embedded spaces may be specified by enclosing within double quotes.

Null fields can be specified by two consequetive double quotes - "". If a wait
is required howver ALWAYS SPECIFY BEFORE the dbl quotes eg: ~~~"" for a 3
second wait with nothing returned.

The sections are done in the following order :
stage 1-    setup
stage 2-        dial
stage 3-            logon
stage 4-                file start
stage 5-                file end
stage 4/5               (nextfile/fileend if required)
stage 6-            logoff
stage 7-        disconn

In the parameter file several other options are :

    waitchr:\176    wait one sec chr        default: tilde (octal 0176)
    dialchr:\174    'insert the dialno here' chr    default: pipe  (octal 0174)
    syschr:$    system precedent chr        default: dollar (octal 044)
            This is used for Filename '$f' in filestart parameter.
            or $g for 6chr filename or '$s' for sequence number.
    timeout:10  timeout wait is 10 secs     default: 5 secs
    bits:7      No of databits          default: 8
    speed:1200  the transmission speed      default: none
            If you are using modems which cannot flow control and
            are not using kermit or zmodem, often pacing the line
            at a speed lower than the CONNECT eg speed:1100 for 
            a 1200 bps line.
    commerror:NO\sCARRIER   break in comms      default: none
            This is advisable for large files sent without a
            protocol (ie no kermit or zmodem). If the remote system
            sends/echos copy back then this will also release
            the buffers.
    interval:   Interval between attempts to send.  default: 600secs
    kermit:     Get the text using Kermit Protocol
    xmodem:     Get the text using Xmodem Protocol
    ymodem:     Get the text using Ymodem Protocol
    zmodem:     Get the text using Zmodem Protocol
    zmskip:     If zmodem, allow a SKIP file to be maintained containing
            names, sizes and dates of files brought over; so that
            only new files are received. This maintains a file
            called RETREV.SKIP.(name) in fix.

Sundries
    eof:    End of file for ascii - Not that hashes MUST be specified as
        \043 as they are otherwise interpreted as end-of-field
        eof:@\043@\043
    localname:  to change the filename eg:  localname:$g.xy
    forcename:u/l to force the name of the incoming file upper/lower case.
    maxattempts:    There is the limit on the number of attempts. File are
        sent to woops if this is exceeded. Default is 5 goes.
        Set to zero for NO limit.
    case:       replies from remote system are Case Sensitive (yes)
            or case-insensitive (no)    Default: Yes
    chrset:     Source Character Set (SC Fip Header field) Default:ascii
    nofiles:    String signifying no-files-waiting  Default: none.
        Often you will ring through and, for some reason, there are no
        files to pick up. This is the string which says, go away for now.
            nofiles:NO SUCH FILE
        Note that 'nofiles' are only checked in 'filestart' and 'nextfile'
        sequences AND only if there is a Rcv string (ie 2nd, 4th or other even
        parameter). Ie :
            filestart:"call $f\r"    - NEVER used 'nofiles' 
            filestart:"call $f\r" OK  - will check for 'nofiles' 
    nohdr:  Do NOT put a Fip style header on the file.
    dest:   Destination (Fip Hdr field DU) to send the incoming files to.
    logfile: Name of a Logfile to contain the results of the transmission.
        eg  logfile:/fip/log/retrev/ELE.\$d.\$m.\$y
        If the file exists, it is appended to.      default: none
        There is no default queue where the log file is placed, so
        you must specify the full path.
    namelist: One or more filenames to get. This defaults to the contents of
FipHdr
        field SN. This can be mixture of fixed names and variables as it is in
FipSeq.
        If more than one name is specified, the 'nextfile' parameter must exist for
        the second and subsequent files. names are separated by commas, so to embed
        commas (and spaces and other non-printables), use FipSeq and top/tail with
        double quotes.
        namelist:first.txt , \ZZ , "Rh,u, bbbarb\017", last.txt
        if FipHdr field ZZ holds "abc,def" this example will try to retreive 5 files:
            first.txt, abc, def,  something begining Rh.. and last.txt
        To specify in the startfile or nextfile, use '$f' or '$g' :
            startfile:"call $f/z\r"
            nextfile:"call $f/z\r"
    getall:yes/no If more than one file is to be retreived, stop on the first
error
        (getall:no) or try to read all files sequentially (getall:yes - default)

Example :
    setup:\r\r~+++ OK\r ath\r OK\r ~at&f\r OK\r ~atf0%b9600\r OK\r
    dial:~atdt9|\r\n    CONNECT
    logon:li\r\n    LOGON
    filestart:~~~new\s$f\r\n~~
    logoff:lo\r\n LOGOFF lo\r\n
    disconn:~~+++ OK\r ~+++ OK\r ath\r OK\r 

That is for setup, we want to :
    send CR CR , wait a second, send +++
    wait for OK CR
    send ath CR
    wait for OK CR
    send at&f CR
    wait for OK CR
    send atf0%b9600 CR
    wait for OK CR

One point to note if you are using the TTY ports is that they INVARIABLY need
to be setup using the STTY parameter file in tables/stty. Ths syntax of the
file is covered in the Unix manual pages. The name of the file in tables/stty
is :
        STTY_NAME_PORT  (all uppercase)
        where NAME is the name of the parameter table which will be ..
            either "RETREV" or the "-z" default or the contents of the DF field
        where PORT is the TTY name ie for ttya : TTYA; for ttyx16 : TTYX16
For tuning, start off with one of the existing tty files in tables/stty. Note
that stty for the Sparc loads a port using '(stty params) > /dev/ttya'. However
the arrow is reversed on the rs6000 : '(stty params) < /dev/tty4'.

For testing a new destination, it is rare to get it right first time!
There is a 'verbose' flag, -L, which will display the whole dialogue as it
happens. You can run the program manually from any terminal or window. eg
    ipretrev -s black2 -p 1210 -L 
or to also save the results in a log file :
    ipretrev -s black2 -p 1210 -L | tee LOGFILE
Be careful in the latter case, that you are in a personal queue and not a
tables or spool queue and that the name of the log file - LOGFILE in this case
does not exist.

How to specify filename(s) in the filestart and nextfile parameters :
    Fixed name - get the file 'today.txt' :
        filestart:~~~~~~"get today.txt\r"
    Pickup name from FipHdr field - get file whose name is in FipHdr field Y3
        filestart:~~~~~~"get \Y3\r"
    or  namelist:\Y3
        filestart:~~~~~~"get $f\r"

Input Parameters :
    Mandatory :
    -s : Spider name or TTY device name     default: none
    -p : Spider port number             default: none
    Optional :
    -n : do not look for nor check the tph number   default: DZ field is tph
    -z : default parameter table to setup comms if not overwritten by
        the 'DF' FIP header field.  default: tables/retrev/RETREV
    -i : input queue to scan            default: spool/2get
    -o : output queue to leave files in     default: spool/2go
    -d : do NOT delete the files after sending  default: delete
    -D : disconnect from the port after each transmission   default: -
        While 'ipdial' always disconnects from the modem, this also drops
        any TCP connection too. So this will disconnect from the
        terminal server too.
    -l : do NOT log any files sent          default: log outgoings
    -L : Display all in/out for the session     default: no
        except text
    -t : inter-file wait when sending more than one file. default: 1 sec
    -x : wakeup string for terminal server      default: none
    -X : Turn Telnet Transparency OFF       default: ON
        For terminal servers, is the port set to transparency ?
    -U : Raw or Telnet NO-escape mode       default: telnet transparency ON
        For terminal servers, is the port set to transparency ? 
    -y : Banner string to strip from terminal server.default: SpiderBanner
    -Y : There is no banner to strip        default: as above
    -1 : Single pass then stop          default: keep spooling
    -v : Print the version number and exit

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