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System Management Guide: Communications and Networks
This article provides information
on setting up Asynchronous Terminal Emulation (ATE).
- The ATE program must be
installed on the system. ATE is an optional program product.
- The user must have root user
authority to set up the port for the communications device.
To prepare ATE to run on the
- Install an asynchronous
adapter card in an appropriate slot in the system unit, unless the system has
a built-in serial port.
- Plug the RS-232C or RS-422A
cable into the adapter card or the built-in serial port.
- Add a tty device for the
communications port. To do this, use the Web-based System Manager,
wsm, or enter:
- Select Add a TTY.
- Select the tty type.
- Select a parent adapter
- Select a port.
- Set the Enable LOGIN field to disable.
- Set Terminal Type to HFT or dumb.
- 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.
- Set up the port for the
- To set up a port to call
out with ATE, use the pdisable command.
For example, to set up port tty1, enter:
- To set up a port so that
others can call in, use the penable
command. For example, to let other systems call in to the
tty2 port, enter:
- 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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