Re: nvpage works in the netherlands

1998-09-25 13:48:44
Subject: Re: nvpage works in the netherlands
From: James_Shanks AT TIVOLI DOT COM
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:48:44 -0400
Randy -

There could be a bug in the way nvpagerd handles nvpaging.protocols.  Not
many people try to "roll their own" and up until now, the changes I have
seen have been very minor.  But if you want us to pursue a fix, you'll have
to call Support and provide the trace data you are looking at for starters.
Sorry but that's the way the process works.

As for the dotted IP address, well the only thing I can think of to do is
to use an action node in place of the pager node in the ruleset.  In that
action, call a script to massage out the dots yourself and then call nvpage
as a line command.   It's ugly and more work on your part but I don't see
an alternative in the current design.

James Shanks
Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

"Randy Pelle (DSN)" <Randy.Pelle AT DSN.ERICSSON DOT SE> on 09/25/98 07:15:07 AM

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Subject:  nvpage works in the netherlands

First of all many thanks to James Shanks who put me on the right track.

Unfortunately the Dutch telephone company PTT doesn't use TAP or any
widely used protocol.
So we adapted the variables of an other protocol in nvpaging.protocols.
For now we adapted PAKNET and DIRECT_INPUT protocol to recognize prompt
and confirmation indications for Dutch PTT.
Only for "Confirmation response:" in nvpaging.protocols there is a
slight problem: we've set it to "Confirmation response: =80=". This the
response string given by PTT to confirm they accepted the message.
Instead of waiting for "=80=" the protocol waits for "Accepted" wich is
the default for "Confirmation response:".

We are left with one relevant issue. We don't yet know how to send a
numeric message containing the ip adres without the dots of a down node
(beacause of our numeric-only pagers) using the the pagernode in the
rule set. Netview keeps sending the name of ip adres with the dots.

As for Netview v5 AIX in general, it get the job done and then some.

Ericsson Data Netherlands B.V. (DSN) l

Randy Pelle

P.O. Box 209, 5120 AE  Rijen
Office: Ericssonstraat 2, 5121 ML  Rijen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)161 24 6065
Fax: +31 (0)161 24 6612
Email: Randy.Pelle AT dsn.ericsson DOT se

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