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

Name
       netx - TCP/IP net exerciser

Syntax
       /usr/field/netx [ -h ] [ -tn B ] [ -pm ] nodename

Description
       The  exerciser  sets  up a stream socket connection to the server in the TCP/IP internet domain. With connection made, the exerciser writes
       random data to the server; the server loops the data back to and the data is read and verified against the data written out.

       The exerciser runs in conjunction with the server.

       The exerciser by default will use the port number of the echo service in the file. Make sure that the TCP echo service is  enabled  in  the
       file  (no `#' in front of the service). The exerciser will run until or kill -15 pid is sent to the process.  The nodename is the remote or
       local system host name running the server.

Options
       The netx options are:

       -h	 Print the help message for the command.

       -tn	 Run time in minutes (n).  The default is to run until the process receives or kill -15 pid.

       -pm	 Specify port number to use in internet domain (m < 32768).  Note that this option is not used with  the  server,  so  you  should
		 never have to use this option.

Restrictions
       If  there  is  a need to run a system exerciser over an NFS link or on a diskless system, there are some restrictions.  For exercisers that
       need to write into a file system, such as the target file system must be writable by root.  Also the directory, in which any of	the  exer-
       cisers  are  executed,  must be writable by root because temporary files are written into the current directory.  These latter restrictions
       are sometimes difficult to overcome because often NFS file systems are mounted in a way that prevents root from writing into them.  Some of
       the restrictions may be overcome by copying the exerciser to another directory and then executing it.

Examples
       The following example exercises the TCP/IP network from the local host to node keel until a or kill -15 pid is received:
       % /usr/field/netx keel
       The following example exercises the TCP/IP network from the local host to node photon for 180 minutes in the background:
       % /usr/field/netx -t180 photon &

See Also
       Guide to System Exercisers

																	   netx(8)

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

Name
       cmx - generic communication exerciser

Syntax
       /usr/field/cmx [ -h ] [ -ofile ] [ -tn ] -l line-1 ...

Description
       The  exerciser will write, read, and validate random data and packet lengths on a given communications line.  The line under test must have
       a loopback connector attached to the distribution panel or the cable and the line must be disabled in the file and a non-modem line.   That
       is, the flag must be set to off.

       The exerciser runs until or kill -15 pid is sent to the process.

       A  logfile  is  made  in for you to examine and then remove.  If there are errors listed in the logfile, make sure that you check the file,
       because that is where the driver and kernel error messages are saved.

       You must specify the -l flag followed by the lines to test.  The line-n arguments identify the lines to be tested.  A maximum of  32  lines
       can  be	tested	at  any  one time.  The line-n arguments are specified as names taken from the directory without the letters ``tty''.  For
       example, if the directory lists tty03, the line argument is 03.

       The DEVICES section lists the devices that can be tested.

Restrictions
       If there is a need to run a system exerciser over an NFS link or on a diskless system there are some  restrictions.   For  exercisers  that
       need  to  write into a file system, such as the target file system must be writable by root.  Also the directory, in which any of the exer-
       cisers are executed, must be writable by root because temporary files are written into the current directory.   These  latter  restrictions
       are sometimes difficult to overcome because often NFS file systems are mounted in a way that prevents root from writing into them.  Some of
       the restrictions may be overcome by copying the exerciser to another directory and then executing it.

Options
       -h     Prints help message about this command.

       -ofile Save output diagnostics in file.

       -tn    Run time in minutes (n).	The default is to run until a or kill -15 pid is sent to the process.

Restrictions
       Pseudo devices (those whose first character after tty is p, q, r, s, t, u) cannot be tested.  Neither can lta devices with major #39.

Devices
       Use the command on to find out which tty line corresponds to a device line number.

Examples
       The following example runs the exerciser for 60 minutes on lines 00, 13, 22, and 32.
       % /usr/field/cmx -t60 -l 00 13 22 32
       The following example runs the exerciser on lines 11, 42, 45, and 76 in the background until interrupted by a or kill -15 pid.
       % /usr/field/cmx -l 11 42 45 76 &

See Also
       Guide to System Exercisers

																	    cmx(8)
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