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help.. I am in way over my head !!!!

my boss has done it again
I have been sent to fix a unix issue
and I ma hoping you can help
three issues
1st. I have a printer that when you try to print to it the print job comes out on a diffrent printer. If I take the printer ( dot matrix thourgh a serail connection) to a diffrent local the print job does not come out anywhere. if I put a good printer in the bad printers spot nothing happens either. we now have a new printer with a new serail interface card and a blank adpater for me to pin out if I can figure out the pinout needed from a diffrent printer to convert the serail to an rj45 plug.
2nd. I have a termianl that will not connect to the server (wyse 50) The client has purchased a new terminal but we have not installed any of the new equipment yet. the term lights up and you can interact with its interface but not the network
3rd. the client told me that the last tech had done something in the server itself to slow down some connections and speed up others unfortunatly the ones he slowed down are now the ones they needed sped up. and I have NO idea how to do this
I am not sure what version of unix this is I think it is ver. 8 if that sounds right it is about 2 years old.
any help would put me forever in your debt. (if your ever in the Atlantic city area I'd buy you lunch =:-) )
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ok update in order
the version is SCO rev. 5
I managed to muddle trough it I think
the issues are more software specific than
OS specific. but
how do I dump a directory list to a priticular printer
in dos I know it would be
dir>lpt1
what would be the unix equavelent?
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Think I might be able to help you out with issue 3, the slowing down of the network.

Firstly if you can do this, unplug the connection and plug it back in. Then it'll tell you what connection type it is connected at. 10/100mb's etc.

Just say you want to force the port 'qfe1' 'qfe2' to 100MHz Full Duplex. Add the following near the end of the '/etc/rc2.d/S72inetsvc' after the '&' it's near '/usr/sbin/route add default xxx.xxx.x.xxx 1'' (Well that's what is in my file)

ndd -set /dev/qfe instance 0
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_autoneg_cap 0
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_100fdx_cap 1
ndd -set /dev/qfe instance 1
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_autoneg_cap 0
ndd -set /dev/qfe adv_100fdx_cap 0

That will change the 2 ports qfe 0 & 1 to 100 Full Duplex. After the '_cap' the 0 or teh 1 you can change them around that will slow the network down or speed it up depending what way you change it. All this is done from a console window. the 'qfe' is a example, if you have 'hme' or 'le' or whatever change it to that for it to work.

If you have more ports just add another instance, you can take it to as many instances you want, providing you have the ports there. Say you have 8 ports (2 quad fast cards) you can force them all to whatever.

The only thing that changes is the port names. I.E;
ndd -set /dev/qfe
ndd -set /dev/hme
ndd -set /dev/le
etc etc


Well that's how I change the port speed. It man seem hard or maybe it is teh hard way of doing it but that's my way of doing it. Worked everytime for me when done correctly.
merlin
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oberon42,

Here is a way to get the directory list.

find . -type d -print

This will print from the current directory "." You can put a / in place of the . to start from root /.

Smilie
 

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