Generic ICIMACS: Network Serial Communication
1/9/98 : JAM
(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image
Watterloo University's tcpport.exe, part of the WATTCP suite, maps a TCP
telnet connection to a virtual serial port available to the WC software.TCPPORT requires the file WATTCP.CFG, which specifies the IP address,
netmask, nameserver, gateway, and domain name for the WC - the basic network machine
parameters. TCPPORT is invoked from the DOS command line, or from a batch
file, with the IP address and port number for the desired telnet session. TCPPORT
makes the telnet session available to programs with no built in network
support, like the WC program, by mapping telnet input and output to the BIOS serial port
services. The WC program is run from a DOS shell started by TCPPORT by
putting its path and name in double quotes as a parameter in the command
line. The login name and password to be used in the telnet session are
specified in the wc.ini file.
print "trying WATTCP.CFG"
tcpport.exe 18.104.22.168 23 "v4_5\xfer23.exe"
Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: January 9, 1998 [jam]