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       ltprc - Licklider Transmission Protocol management commands file


       LTP management commands are passed to ltpadmin either in a file of text lines or
       interactively at ltpadmin's command prompt (:).  Commands are interpreted line-by line,
       with exactly one command per line.  The formats and effects of the LTP management commands
       are described below.


       ?   The help command.  This will display a listing of the commands and their formats.  It
           is the same as the h command.

       #   Comment line.  Lines beginning with # are not interpreted.

       e { 1 | 0 }
           Echo control.  Setting echo to 1 causes all output printed by ltpadmin to be logged as
           well as sent to stdout.  Setting echo to 0 disables this behavior.

       v   Version number.  Prints out the version of ION currently installed.  HINT: combine
           with e 1 command to log the version number at startup.

       1 est_max_export_sessions
           The initialize command.  Until this command is executed, LTP is not in operation on
           the local ION node and most ltpadmin commands will fail.

           The command uses est_max_export_sessions to configure the hashtable it will use to
           manage access to export transmission sessions that are currently in progress.  For
           optimum performance, est_max_export_sessions should normally equal or exceed the
           summation of max_export_sessions over all spans as discussed below.

           Appropriate values for the parameters configuring each "span" of potential LTP data
           exchange between the local LTP and neighboring engines are non-trivial to determine.
           See the ION LTP configuration spreadsheet and accompanying documentation for details.

       a span peer_engine_nbr max_export_sessions max_import_sessions max_segment_size
       aggregation_size_limit aggregation_time_limit 'LSO_command' [queuing_latency]
           The add span command.  This command declares that a span of potential LTP data
           interchange exists between the local LTP engine and the indicated (neighboring) LTP

           The max_segment_size and aggregation_size_limit are expressed as numbers of bytes of
           data.  max_segment_size limits the size of each of the segments into which each
           outbound data block will be divided; typically this limit will be the maximum number
           of bytes that can be encapsulated within a single transmission frame of the underlying
           link service.

           aggregation_size_limit limits the number of LTP service data units (e.g., bundles)
           that can be aggregated into a single block: when the sum of the sizes of all service
           data units aggregated into a block exceeds this limit, aggregation into this block
           must cease and the block must be segmented and transmitted.

           aggregation_time_limit alternatively limits the number of seconds that any single
           export session block for this span will await aggregation before it is segmented and
           transmitted regardless of size.  The aggregation time limit prevents undue delay
           before the transmission of data during periods of low activity.

           max_export_sessions constitutes, in effect, the local LTP engine's retransmission
           "window" for this span.  The retransmission windows of the spans impose flow control
           on LTP transmission, reducing the chance of allocation of all available space in the
           ION node's data store to LTP transmission sessions.

           max_import_sessions is simply the neighoring engine's own value for the corresponding
           export session parameter; it is the neighboring engine's retransmission window size
           for this span.  It reduces the chance of allocation of all available space in the ION
           node's data store to LTP reception sessions.

           LSO_command is script text that will be executed when LTP is started on this node, to
           initiate operation of a link service output task for this span.  Note that "
           peer_engine_nbr" will automatically be appended to LSO_command by ltpadmin before the
           command is executed, so only the link-service-specific portion of the command should
           be provided in the LSO_command string itself.

           queuing_latency is the estimated number of seconds that we expect to lapse between
           reception of a segment at this node and transmission of an acknowledging segment, due
           to processing delay in the node.  (See the 'm ownqtime' command below.)  The default
           value is 1.

           If queuing latency a negative number, the absolute value of this number is used as the
           actual queuing latency and session purging is enabled; otherwise session purging is
           disabled.  If session purging is enabled for a span then at the end of any period of
           transmission over this span all of the span's export sessions that are currently in
           progress are automatically canceled.  Notionally this forces re-forwarding of the DTN
           bundles in each session's block, to avoid having to wait for the restart of
           transmission on this span before those bundles can be successfully transmitted.

       c span peer_engine_nbr max_export_sessions max_import_sessions max_segment_size
       aggregation_size_limit aggregation_time_limit 'LSO_command' [queuing_latency]
           The change span command.  This command sets the indicated span's configuration
           parameters to the values provided as arguments.

       d span peer_engine_nbr
           The delete span command.  This command deletes the span identified by peer_engine_nbr.
           The command will fail if any outbound segments for this span are pending transmission
           or any inbound blocks from the peer engine are incomplete.

       i span peer_engine_nbr
           This command will print information (all configuration parameters) about the span
           identified by peer_engine_nbr.

       l span
           This command lists all declared LTP data interchange spans.

       s 'LSI command'
           The start command.  This command starts link service output tasks for all LTP spans
           (to remote engines) from the local LTP engine, and it starts the link service input
           task for the local engine.

       m screening { y | n }
           The manage screening command.  This command enables or disables the screening of
           received LTP segments per the periods of scheduled reception in the node's contact
           graph.  By default, screening is disabled -- that is, LTP segments from a given remote
           LTP engine (ION node) may be accepted even when they arrive during an interval when
           the contact graph says the data rate from that engine to the local LTP engine is zero.
           When screening is enabled, such segments are silently discarded.  Note that when
           screening is enabled the ranges declared in the contact graph must be accurate and
           clocks must be synchronized; otherwise, segments will be arriving at times other than
           the scheduled contact intervals and will be discarded.

       m ownqtime own_queuing_latency
           The manage own queuing time command.  This command sets the number of seconds of
           predicted additional latency attributable to processing delay within the local engine
           itself that should be included whenever LTP computes the nominal round-trip time for
           an exchange of data with any remote engine.  The default value is 1.

       x   The stop command.  This command stops all link service input and output tasks for the
           local LTP engine.

       w { 0 | 1 | <activity_spec> }
           The LTP watch command.  This command enables and disables production of a continuous
           stream of user-selected LTP activity indication characters.  A watch parameter of "1"
           selects all LTP activity indication characters; "0" de-selects all LTP activity
           indication characters; any other activity_spec such as "df{]" selects all activity
           indication characters in the string, de-selecting all others.  LTP will print each
           selected activity indication character to stdout every time a processing event of the
           associated type occurs:

           d    bundle appended to block for next session

           e    segment of block is queued for transmission

           f    block has been fully segmented for transmission

           g    segment popped from transmission queue

           h    positive ACK received for block, session ended

           s    segment received

           t    block has been fully received

           @    negative ACK received for block, segments retransmitted

           =    unacknowledged checkpoint was retransmitted

           +    unacknowledged report segment was retransmitted

           {    export session canceled locally (by sender)

           }    import session canceled by remote sender

           [    import session canceled locally (by receiver)

           ]    export session canceled by remote receiver

       h   The help command.  This will display a listing of the commands and their formats.  It
           is the same as the ? command.


       a span 19 20 5 1024 32768 2 'udplso'
           Declares a data interchange span between the local LTP engine and the remote engine
           (ION node) numbered 19.  There can be at most 20 concurrent sessions of export
           activity to this node.  Conversely, node 19 can have at most 5 concurrent sessions of
           export activity to the local node.  Maximum segment size for this span is set to 1024
           bytes, aggregation size limit is 32768 bytes, aggregation time limit is 2 seconds, and
           the link service output task that is initiated when LTP is started on the local ION
           node will execute the udplso program as indicated.

       m screening n
           Disables strict enforcement of the contact schedule.


       ltpadmin(1), udplsi(1), udplso(1)