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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks

Setting Up ATE

This article provides information on setting up Asynchronous Terminal Emulation (ATE).



To prepare ATE to run on the system:

  1. Install an asynchronous adapter card in an appropriate slot in the system unit, unless the system has a built-in serial port.
  2. Plug the RS-232C or RS-422A cable into the adapter card or the built-in serial port.
  3. Add a tty device for the communications port. To do this, use the Web-based System Manager fast path, wsm devices, or enter:
    smit mktty
  4. Select Add a TTY.
  5. Select the tty type.
  6. Select a parent adapter
  7. Select a port.
  8. Set the Enable LOGIN field to disable.
  9. Set Terminal Type to HFT or dumb.
  10. Make the necessary adjustments for the environment. The most common changes are line speed, parity settings, number of bits per character, and whether the line is to be driven as a remote or local line. Use BPC 8 and no parity if National Language Support (NLS) is required.
  11. Set up the port for the device.
  12. Ensure the device has previously been defined to the remote system. Once the device is defined, the ATE program must be customized to reflect the device settings on the remote system. Customize the default settings with the alter and modify subcommands or by editing the ate.def default file. To change the default settings for a telephone connection, use a dialing directory file entry.

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