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. (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.