START-COMMUNICATION

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@START-COMMUNICATION <line no.>

Initiate communication on a communication line. A configuration table showing cooresponding channel and logical device numbers is sent to the remote computer. If this computer answers with with its own configuration table within 12 seconds, the message COMMUNICATION ESTABLISHED is written. If no answer is received, the message NO REPLY is written and control is returned to the command processor. However, the system continues to retransmit the configuration table until @STOP-COMMUNICATION is given.

<line no.> 
(decimal) default = 1 if the system is configured with only one line.

Rules:

  1. Permitted only for users RT and SYSTEM.
  2. To establish communication it must be started on both sides of the communication line.
  3. The first communication line started causes NORDNET programs to be fixed in memory.

Related commands

@STOP-COMMUNICATION

References

Norsk Data Document ND–60.128.03 SINTRAN III REFERENCE MANUAL (printed February 1983), page 1-200

Norsk Data Document ND–60.174.Q01 SINTRAN III QUICK REFERENCE CARD