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       p10cfgd - remote configuration daemom for Gracilis PackeTen


       p10cfgd [IP_PORT]


       Copyright (c) 1993 by Colorado Digital Eclectics (CODE)

       All rights reserved.


       Rmtcfgd  is  a server program used to send configuration files to a Gracilis PackeTen.  It
       can be run in background or it can be run by inetd.  If p10cfgd is to be run by inetd, add
       the following line to /etc/services

       rmtcfg    1236/tcp  # Remote Configuration of PackeTen

       and add the following to /etc/inetd.conf

       # Remote configuration service for PackeTen
       rmtcfg  stream  tcp  nowait  root  /usr/bin/p10cfgd  p10cfgd

       P10cfgd  normally does not require the IP_PORT parameter. It listens for connections on IP
       Port 1236 as a default.

       The program will send on a line by line basis  the  file  requested  by  the  client  that
       connects  on the IP Port.  The only expected input from the client is the file name.  When
       the file has been sent, the connection is closed.  The  requested  file  must  be  in  the
       directory /etc/p10cfgd.

       Rmtcfgd maintains a log of its activity in the file /var/log/p10cfgd.log.  Program startup
       and all connections are logged in the file with GMT time stamps.  The file  is  opened  in
       append mode.

       The  protocol used by the PackeTen is very simple.  The PackeTen opens a tcp connection to
       port 1236 on a host system. Once the connection is made, the PackeTen sends  the  name  of
       the  file it wants to the host.  The host then opens the file and sends it line by line to
       the PackeTen until all lines have been sent.  The files to be  transfered  must  be  plain
       text  files  and  each line must have at least one character in addition to the newline at
       the end.  P10cfgd replaces all blank lines with lines that contain  two  spaces.   If  you
       wish  to send a blank line, to stop loading of part of a LocalInfo file for example, place
       an underscore '_' at the begining of the line. The entire contents of  the  line  will  be
       deleted  and  a blank line will be sent to the client.  At the end of the file, the server
       sends a time command ( time MMDDYYHHMM ) with the UTC  time  on  the  server.   This  will
       either set the time on the PackeTen or add a time stamp to the LocalInfo file.  The server
       then closes the connection.

       The remote configuration command used on the PackeTen is
            rmtcfg <server_host> <filename> [options]
            The valid options are
                 -t  <timeout in seconds>  default is 60 sec
                 -p  <IP port #>           default is 1236
                 -i                     the file is for LocalInfo
                 -h  <secondary server>    if the primary does not answer

       The rmtcfg  commands would be placed in to the EEPROM on the PackeTen so that  they  would
       be  executed  during a reboot.  The information stored in the EEPROM should include enough
       information to set the PackeTen up to  allow  communications  with  the  primary  and  the
       secondary server.  This would include commands to set MYCALL and the IP_ADDRESS, to attach
       an interface to the channel with the server, routing information and so forth.   A  sample
       EEPROM  configuration  for  a PackeTen, [], that gets its
       configuration from a remote system [], over  a  9600  baud
       ax25 path would be:

            # first the general setup of the PackeTen
            ee hostname gw.wd0fhg
            ee sitename empire
            ee ipaddr
            ee mycall WD0FHG
            # Then we attach a 9600 ax25 interface as ax1
            ee attach sync302 1 hdx ax25 ax1 8192 256 9600 ext ext nrzi
            # and set the default route to send every thing out ax1
            ee route add default ax1
            ee password sure-thing
            # Now we will ask for the remainder of the setup
            # from the server []
            # Note that we have a secondary server available at
            # [] that would be used if winfree is down.
            # first the Local Information file
            ee com 0 rmtcfg -i -h
            # and then the remaining configuration command file
            ee com 1 rmtcfg empire.cfg -h
            ee save
            #    end-of-eeprom setup

       Rmtcfgd  started life as the simple server program in PERL by Larry Wall and R.L. Schwartz
       published by ORA,Inc.


       No environment variables are used.


       /etc/p10cfgd/*      - files that can be accessed remotely
       /var/log/p10cfgd.log     - p10cfgd log file


       John Conner, WD0FHG,
       hacked on by Bdale Garbee, N3EUA,


       Gracilis, Inc. PackeTen Manual and NOS User's Manual


       Complains if it can't open a file to remote client and to log file.