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Creating a queue on an NTY device

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Chaim Budnick
Regular Advisor

Creating a queue on an NTY device

Is any special processor required for creating a printer queue on an NTY device?

I am looking at one of our customer systems and I see several queues which are defined on NTY devices and working fine, and a show queue/full does not show any special processor?

Thanks

Chaim
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

An NTY device looks like a serial port so no particular symbiont needed.

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Chaim Budnick
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Thanks!

And what about a TNA port?

Chaim
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor
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Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Chaim,

It should be same as NTY. No special processors needed.

Bojan
Chaim Budnick
Regular Advisor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Thanks!

So basically this makes obsolete the LPD and TELNET symbionts which were required way back when I was doing VMS work (I just recently got back into VMS after 4 years in the MS world).

Chaim
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Chaim,

This is partialy true. The "standard" SYS$SYSTEM:PRTSMB.EXE processor allocates the printer device. The device is allocated until the symbiont runs (STOP/NEXT stop the symbiont). The SYS$SYSTEM:LATSYM.EXE processor introduced that the device is allocated only for the duration of the job. This is needed when one printer is used from more than one computer. There is a rudimental queue on the printer server (or printer itself) which blocks simultaneous jobs. This queue works on connections. When a connection is established all others are blocked.
So depends on yours environment if you need TELNET or LPD symbionts or you dont need them.

Bojan
Antoniov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

I'm with Bojan,
for example with tcpip processor you can supply IP address and you don't need create a TNA port before starting queue.

Antonio Vigliotti
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Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Small supplement to Antonio:

You need the IP address (or, preferably, a DNS name that tranlates to an IP address) _AND_ the portnumber at the printer (for HP printers that will be port 9100; other brands, look at their documentation)
(partial) queue init syntax:
... /ON=prt1.our-domain:9100 ... (or, of course, /AUTOSTART_ON= etc)

hth

Cheers.

Have one on me.

Jan
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Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

To clear up some apparent confusion:

*Either* you create the telnet device beforehand (using IP/name and port) and don't need a queue processor,

*or* you create the queue using /ON with the IP/name and port *and* specify the TELNETSYM processor

cu,
Martin
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Just to understand this thread : is this multinet only ? If not, how do you create NTY devices ?

Wim
Wim
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

You can create telnet devices on HP TCP/IP services, too. See http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/732final/6526/6526pro_035.html#tel_create_sess_sec

HTH,
Martin
Doug Phillips
Trusted Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

I, too, thought NTY devices were Multinet and they use a processor something like MULTINET_NTYSYM or is that just from my old rusty memory:-)

TCP/IP for OVMS creates TNA's but I didn't know it could create NTY's. And, I haven't looked lately, but I know that once upon a time you could set NTY device spooled but not a TNA. Has that changed?

Doug
Martin Vorlaender
Honored Contributor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

>>>
I too, thought NTY devices were Multinet and they use a processor something like MULTINET_NTYSYM or is that just from my old rusty memory:-)
<<<

Your old rusty memory is correct. As I see it, in Multinet, any terminal device is an NTY device. Just like TNAs are in TCP/IP Services.

>>>>
TCP/IP for OVMS creates TNA's but I didn't know it could create NTY's. And, I haven't looked lately, but I know that once upon a time you could set NTY device spooled but not a TNA. Has that changed?
<<<

Never tried that (neither with a TNA nor with an NTY).

cu,
Martin
Carl Bennett
Advisor

Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

You're going to want to use the MULTINET_NTYSMB processor for NTY queues, and you want to be sure to have the latest updates from Process, as there were some bugs in 4.2 and 4.3 (I haven't tried multinet 5 yet, but I'm on the list for the 5.1 beta)...

Also, we kept getting blank pages after the print jobs, so I started throwing a reset into the queue that looked something like this...

RESET
PE\
SEPARATE
]VMS;2\

The whole thing looks something like this...

$ init /que /start /on = /record -
/default = (NOFEED,NOFLAG,NOBURST,NOTRAIL,FORM='QFORM) -
/process = MULTINET_NTYSMB/retain = error /sched = nosize -
/separate = (reset =(reset,separate)) /no_initial_ff

For best results with these, you do want to spool them, and they won't create unless you build the NTY first...

NTYCP:==$MULTINET:NTYCP
NTYCP CREATE PORT /NODE = XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX /PORT = XXXX
Jan van den Ende
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Re: Creating a queue on an NTY device

Chaim,

Robert,

From your Forum Profile:


I have assigned points to 166 of 202 responses to my questions.


Maybe you can find some time to do some assigning?

Mind, I do NOT say you necessarily need to give lots of points. It is fully up to _YOU_ to decide how many. If you consider an answer is not deserving any points, you can also assign 0 ( = zero ) points, and then that answer will no longer be counted as unassigned.
Consider, that every poster took at least the trouble of posting for you!

To easily find your streams with unassigned points, click your own name somewhere.
This will bring up your profile.
Near the bottom of that page, under the caption â My Question(s)â you will find â questions or topics with unassigned points â Clicking that will give all, and only, your questions that still have unassigned postings.

Thanks on behalf of your Forum colleagues.

PS. â nothing personal in this. I try to post it to everyone with this kind of assignment ratio in this forum. If you have received a posting like this before â please do not take offence â none is intended!

Proost.

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