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LATCP(8)		    System Manager's Manual		      LATCP(8)

NAME
       latcp - LAT Control Program

SYNOPSIS
       latcp [options]

DESCRIPTION
       latcp is	the control program for	latd(8).

   OPTIONS
       -s     Start  the  LAT  daemon.	This is	the only way to	start LAT, you
	      should not attempt to run	latd directly or  you  may  get	 unex-
	      pected  behviour.	  latcp	 -s  runs the file /etc/latd.conf as a
	      shell script (using /bin/sh). Any	customisations you need	to  do
	      to  the LAT system should	be put in this file as latcp commands.
	      The latcp	command	should be invoked using	the environment	 vari-
	      able  $LATCP.   An  example  latd.conf  file is shipped with the
	      package and shown	in the man page	latd.conf(5).
	      latcp -s passes any extra	switches onto latd itself so  you  can
	      customise	latd this way, however latd.conf is recommended.

       -h     Halts latd. This will kill any active sessions without warning.

       -A     Create a local LAT service or reverse LAT	port.
	      The syntax for creating a	login service is:
	      latcp  -A	 -a service [-i	description] [-r rating] [-s] [-C com-
	      mand] [-u	user]
	      The -s flag indicates that the service rating is static. Without
	      this the service rating is regarded as a maximum and will	be re-
	      duced according the the load average of the machine.
	      The -C flag indicates a command to run when a user  connects  to
	      the service - by default this is /bin/login.
	      The -u flag specifies a user to run the above command as.	By de-
	      fault this will be root.
	      The syntax for creating a	reverse	LAT port is:
	      latcp -A -p tty -V learned_service [-R rem_port]	[-H  rem_node]
	      [-Q] [-8]
	      The  tty	name  should start /dev/lat and	must not exist.	The -Q
	      flag indicates that connections to the service is	queued.	If you
	      connect  to a queued service and it is busy then your connection
	      will be forced to	wait until it is available. You	must use  this
	      flag for printer services	on DECserver 90L terminal servers, and
	      in this case the service name must also be empty.	NOTE that  the
	      -Q flag is the opposite way round	to that	on Tru64 Unix(r).
	      The -8 flag tells	latd not to muck about with the	data. Normally
	      latd will	transmit a BREAK if a NUL character is typed, -8  dis-
	      ables  this behaviour for	ports with (eg)	printers or modems at-
	      tached.

       -D     Delete a service or port.
	      latcp -D -a <service> deletes an advertised service created with
	      latcp -A -a.
	      latcp  -D	-p <tty> deletes a reverse LAT port created with latcp
	      -A -p

       -i     Change the description of	an advertised service
	      latcp -i <description> -a	<service>  If the description contains
	      spaces or	shell metacharacters you should	enclose	it in quotes.

       -j     Enables  the service responder. This feature is needed for small
	      terminal servers that do not collect their own service lists.  I
	      currently	 don't	have a list of servers that need this feature.
	      can anyone help??

       -J     Disables service responder.

       -Y     Purges the list of known services	from latd's internal tables.

       -x     Change the rating	of an advertised service
	      latcp -x <rating>	[-s] -a	<service>
	      If the -s	flag is	present	the rating is static, otherwise	it  is
	      treated  as the maximum value and	will be	decreased according to
	      the system load average.

       -n     Change the system's current node name (Note  this	 affects  latd
	      only, not	DECnet nor TCP/IP)
	      latcp -n <nodename>

       -r     Change the retransmit limit. This	is the maximum number of times
	      latd will	transmit a packet without an acknowlegement.  If  this
	      number  is  exceeded  then the connection	is closed as it	is as-
	      sumed that the remote end	has gone away.	This value must	be be-
	      tween 4 and 120 inclusive, the default is	20.

       -m     Sets the multicast timer (in seconds). This timer	determines how
	      often services are advertised on the LAN.	The default is 60 sec-
	      onds.  This value	must be	between	10 and 180 inclusive.

       -k     Sets  the	 keepalive  timer  (in	seconds).  This	is the maximum
	      amount of	time that a connection	can  be	 inactive.  When  this
	      timer  expires an	empty message is sent to the remote end. If it
	      does not respond after <retransmit limit>	then the connection is
	      closed.  This  timer  is	reset every time a packet is sent out.
	      This value must be between 10 and	180 inclusive.

       -d     Displays latd configuration or the learned service table.	 -d on
	      it's  own	 will  display the latd	configuration and the services
	      that are advertised by  this  node.   -d	-l  will  display  the
	      learned  service	table. Adding -v will show the learned service
	      table in a verbose manner.  -n will show the nodes (with MAC ad-
	      dresses)	that are associated with serviceless ports (eg reverse
	      LAT ports	to DS90L+ servers).

       -?     Displays help for	using the command.

       -G     Add groups to the	services advertised. The groups	can be numbers
	      seperated	by commas or a range. eg
	      latcp -G 1,2,3,10-20
	      Enables groups 1 2 3 and 10 to 20	inclusive.

       -g     Disable groups using syntax as above.

       -U     Add  to the list of groups that the server will accept when lis-
	      tening for services. this	affects	the services that  are	avail-
	      able using the "reverse LAT" feature. See	-G for the syntax.
	      If  you  are  using  the "responder" feature it's	best make sure
	      that this	group list contains all	the groups that	are likely  to
	      be used on the LAN.

       -u     Remove groups from the user groups list.

   SEE ALSO
       latd(8),	 latd.conf(5), moprc(8), llogin(1)

LAT Server		       September 10 2002		      LATCP(8)

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