telex

telex

Telex sends text files via a Hasler telexbox. It can be used on outbound only ,
inbound only or bothway lines.

By default it receives telexes which are then passed to the queue
spool/2brouted for program IPROUTE to process. A routing file can be set up to
key off the answerback of the calling telex machine so that copy from a regular
source may be routing directly to its receipient rather than ending up in a
telex log queue.

For outbound traffic TELEX, signified by a -q switch on startup, uses two
queues, out and occ, under another queue in spool.

If a destination is busy, files are automatically sent to the occupied queue 
9occ) and retried at the a further 5 times at 10 minute intervals as per CCITT
specs. 

If it still has not gone the file is 'woopsed' to the intercept queue for the
system operator to handle. 

All messages are logged and if the sender is local, where possible, they are
notified as to the success of the transmission. In all cases a log is kept for
legal purposes.

There is an optional parameter file  tables/telex/(name) which can have :
    before: FipSeq string added before data of each file.   default: none
    after:  FipSeq string added after  data of each file.   default: none

    maxattempts: No of attempts
        The default is 5 and CCITT insists on the minimum times being observed.
    zap-on-error:   If the File can NOT be sent, it is normally stuffed
        in 'woops'. Use this to delete the file instead..
    newDZ: FipHdr field containing the telex number to send to if NOT 'DZ'
        eg  newDZ:WG
    no-DZ-in-text: Normally if there is NO FipHdr (usually DZ) with the 
        telex no to send to, it is assumed to be on the first line.
        This switch means the op of text is NOT looked at.
    newAB: FipHdr field containing the telex answerback to send to if NOT 'AB'
        eg  newAB:WZ
    logname: Name for logging purposes (in FipSeq)  default: \SN

    logeachfile:(dest) Send a Success/failed msg to this destination for each
file.
            There is no default.
            This log file is just a FipHdr with the following extra fields :
                DR-File Sent OK  DR:ok or DR:error
                DG-Will Retry later DG:retrying or DG:stopped
                DT-Some message text    DT:No connection
                DO-Number of last attempt   DO:5
                HT-Date and Time    HT:25 Nov 98 15:35:25
            default: no log created.
            The DR and DG messages can be changed by using :
                log-dr-ok:(FipSeq)
                log-dr-error:(FipSeq)
                log-dg-stop:(FipSeq)
                log-dg-retry:(FipSeq)
            eg: log-dr-ok:File \VN sent to Remote Number \DZ (\$h:\$n)
    msgeachfile:(FipSeq) Additional information to add to the FipHdr of the
'logeachfile'
            msg. This should be in FipHdr format and be in FipSeq. It can be
            used to pass FipHdr fields in the outgoing file into the log file.
            eg  msgeachfile:    DF:logdial\nSS:\SS\n
            default: nothing added

Where sections of FipHdr fields are required or changes to the output style,
use keywords : fixed, partial, combie, optional, repeat, newdate and/or style.
(see The SysAdmin manual for more information).

    They are normally specified :
        fixed:QZ    1234543
        partial:QT  ST,3,2,U,<,>
        combie:QY   ep|na,(0000000)a
        option:QE   ep,11,7,s
        repeat:QK   XK,-,3
    or  repeat:QP   PK,,4,#X
        style:QS    XN,%.03d

In the Fiphdr, 'SH' will contain XN - remote number , XR - number sent to and
XA the remote answerback.

Input parameters are :
Mandatory :
    -n : name of this service       default: none
    Either   
    -s : spider name            default: none
    -p : spider port number         default: none
    Or
    -P : passive port number         default: none
Optional :
    -q : queue in spool to use - this is normally the customer name
        default: 'telex' giving a scan queue of spool/telex/telex/out

    -A : name of archive            default: same as -n
    -r : name of a routing file in tables/route default: same as -n
    -Y : there is no telnet banner to strip     default: strip banner
    -z : name of a parameter file in tables/setup   default: none
    -v : print version number and exit

Environment variables used are :
    FIP_TLX_QUE=gdn 
        This gives a queue to scan as spool/telex/gdn/out 
    FIP_TLX_ANSBCK=915684
        Answerback of this telex line
    FIP_TLX_WAIT
        No of Seconds to wait before sending text after the GA
            normally this is set to 1

It also uses FIP_ROMAN, FIP_BOLD and FIP_NOTES env variables to flash messages
in the log file. 

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