ipfox IPFOX is the program to test outgoing tty or terminal server (spider) ports. It repeatedly sends a barber pole message so that someone can check whether the physical line is useable. By default it will send a "Quick Brown Fox..." message but any text/binary string can be specified to be sent in its place. The SETUP file is held in tables/setup. This file is in the format : ; comment fox: This is the outbound string \r\n where ; signifies a comment text in the fox parameter is all on one line terminated with a NL. Normal Unix escape chrs and octal codes may be specified using the '\'. There is a 2k buffer size for the message. If a TTY port is used, you may use a STTY file to configure the port. The name used is tables/stty/STTY_FOX_ttyx where x is the port name. Input Parameters : Note that -a and -f and -F are mutually exclusive Mandatory : -s : Spider name or TTY device name default: none -p : Spider port number default: none Optional -a : send a complete Ascii set from 0 to 255 default: do not -f : setup file holding the message to send default: none -F : Setup file is a binary file to send default: no -S : string to send (in FipSeq) default: none -t : interval between sends default: 3 secs -T : open timeout for sockets default: 10 secs -v : Print the version number and exit Version Control ;05g 16sep96 WINNT ;b/c 23apr98 WINNT com port ;d 25feb02 added -a ;f 22mar04 added timeout and display and fipseq (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.