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System User's Guide: Communications and Networks

Summary of TCP/IP Commands for End Users

TCP/IP is part of the underlying structure of your system. It allows you to communicate with another workstation or system merely by executing a command or program. Your system takes care of the rest.

The TCP/IP commands for end users can be grouped into the following categories:

File Transfer Commands

ftp hostname Transfers files between a local and a remote host.
rcp file host:file Transfers files between local and remote host or between two remote hosts.
tftp Transfers files between hosts.

Remote Login Commands

rexec host command Executes commands one at a time on a remote host.
rlogin remotehost Connects a local host with a remote host.
rsh and remsh remotehost command Executes specified command at remote host or logs into the remote host.
telnet, tn and tn3270 hostname Connects the local host with a remote host, using the TELNET interface.

Status Commands

finger or f user@host Shows user information.
host hostname Resolves a host name into an Internet address or an Internet address into a host name.
ping hostname Sends an echo request to a network host.
rwho Shows which users are logged in to hosts on the local network.
whois name Identifies a user by user ID or alias.

Remote Communication Commands

talk User@Host Converse with another user.

Print Commands

enq file Enqueues a file.
refresh Requests a refresh of a subsystem or group of subsystems.
smit Performs system management.

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