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NAME

       XPACommon -  Getting Common Information About Access Points

SYNOPSIS

       There are various kinds of generic information you can retrieve about an XPA access point
       by using the xpaget command.

DESCRIPTION

       You can find out which XPA access points have been registered with the currently running
       XPA name server by executing the xpaget command to retrieve info from the XPA name server:

         xpaget xpans

       If, for example, the stest test server program is running, the following XPA access points
       will be returned (the specifics of the returned info will vary for different machines and
       users):

         XPA xpa gs 838e2f67:1262 eric
         XPA xpa1 gs 838e2f67:1266 eric
         XPA c_xpa gs 838e2f67:1267 eric
         XPA i_xpa i 838e2f67:1268 eric

       Note that access to this information is subject to the usual XPA Access Control
       restrictions.

       Each XPA access point supports a number of reserved sub-commands that provide access to
       different kinds of information, e.g. the access control for that access point.  These sub-
       commands can be executed by using xpaset or xpaget at the command line, or XPAGet() or
       XPASet() in programs, e.g:

         xpaget ds9 -acl
         xpaget ds9 -help
         xpaget ds9 env FOO

         xpaset -p ds9 env FOO foofoo

       With the exception of -help and -version, reserved sub-commands are available only on the
       machine on which the XPA server itself is running.

       The following reserved sub-commands are defined for all access points:

       ·   -acl get (set) the access control list [options: host type acl, for set]

           The 'xpaset' option allows you to add a new acl for a given host, or change the acl
           for an existing host. See XPA Access Control for more information.  This access point
           is available only on the server machine.

       ·   -env get (set) an environment variable [options: name (value, for set)]

           The 'xpaget' option will return the value of the named environment variable.  The
           'xpaset' option will set the value of the names variable to the specified value.  This
           access point is available only on the server machine.  (Please be advised that we have
           had problems setting environment variables in static Tcl/Tk programs such as ds9
           running under Linux.)

       ·   -clipboard set(get) information on a named clipboard

           Clients can store ASCII state information on any number of named clipboards.
           Clipboards of the same name created by clients on different machines are kept
           separate.  The syntax for creating a clipboard is:

             [data] | xpaset [server] -clipboard add|append [clipboard_name]
             xpaset -p [server] -clipboard delete [clipboard_name]

           Use "add" to create a new clipboard or replace the contents of an existing one. Use
           "append" to append to an existing clipboard.

           Information on a named clipboard is retrieved using:

             xpaget [server] -clipboard [clipboard_name]

       ·   -exec set: execute commands from buffer [options: none]

           If -exec is specified in the paramlist of an 'xpaset' call, then further sub-commands
           will be retrieved from the data buffer.

       ·   -help get: return help string for this XPA or sub-command [options: name (for
           sub-commands)]

           Each XPA access point and each XPA sub-command can have a help string associated with
           it that is specified when the access point is defined.  The -help option will return
           this help string.  For XPA access points that contain user-defined sub-commands, you
           can get the help string for a particular sub-command by specifying its name, or else
           get the help strings for all sub-commands if not name is specified.

       ·   -ltimeout get (set) the long timeout value [options: seconds|reset]

           The 'xpaget' option will return the value of the long timeout (in seconds).  The
           'xpaset' option will set the value of the long timeout. If "reset" is specified, then
           the timeout value will be reset to the default value.

       ·   -nsconnect set: re-establish name server connection to all XPA's [options: none]

           If the XPA Name Server (xpans) process has terminated unexpectedly and then re-
           started, this sub-command can be used to re-establish the connection.  You use it by
           sending the command to the [name:port] or [file] of the access point instead of to the
           XPA name (since the latter requires the xpans connection!):

             xpaset -p 838e2f67:1268 -nsconnect

           See xpans for more information.

       ·   -nsdisconnect set: break name server connection to all XPA's [options: none]

           This sub-command will terminate the connection to the XPA Name Server (xpans), thereby
           making all access points inaccessible except through their underlying [name:port] or
           [file] identifiers.  I forget why we added it, it seems pretty useless.

       ·   -stimeout get (set) the short timeout value [options: seconds|reset]

           The 'xpaget' option will return the value of the short timeout (in seconds).  The
           'xpaset' option will set the value of the short timeout. If "reset" is specified, then
           the timeout value will be reset to the default value.

       ·   -remote set: register xpa with remote server [options: host[:port] [acl]] [-proxy]

           This sub-command will register the XPA access point with the XPA name server (xpans)
           on the specified host (which must already be running).  The specified host also is
           given access control to the access point, using the specified acl or the default acl
           of "+" (meaning the remote host can xpaset, xpaget, xpainfo or xpaaccess). If the acl
           is specified as "-", then the access point is unregistered.  See Communication Between
           Machines for more information on how this sub-command is used.

       ·   -version get: return XPA version string [options: none]

           The version refers to the version of XPA used to define this access point (currently
           something like 2.0).

       You can add your own reserved commands to all XPA access points by using the XPACmdAdd()
       routine, passing the XPA handle returned by XPA XPAGetReserved(void) as the first
       argument. Note again that these will only be available on the machine where the XPA
       service is running.

SEE ALSO

       See xpa(7) for a list of XPA help pages