(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System
Note that the WC code is no longer site-specific. It is no longer necessary to recompile the WC code when moving between sites; the telescope controller interface is set at run-time from the command line.
However, it is necessary to use site specific commands to enable the correct telnet session. The batch file WC.BAT is set to run another, site-specific batch file, like WCOSU.BAT, WCMDM.BAT, or WCKPNO.BAT. The site-specific batch files do clean-up and start the correct version of the WC code:
@rem Next three lines make sure correct WATTCP.CFG is in place
if not exist wattcp.osu then goto ooops
copy wattcp.osu wattcp.cfg
@rem Next line gets info on NFS drives and saves to a file
idutil -f >idutil.txt
@rem Next line enables wc with telnet connection for ariel with ritchey as host
tcpport.exe 18.104.22.168 23 "v5_5\xfer28.exe"
echo WATTCP.OSU not found!!
If you encounter problems with any of the network functions of the WC, try rebooting and pressing the F8 key when the message Starting MS-DOS... message pops up. This will allow you to single-step through the config.sys and autoexec.bat files, so that any error messages don't scroll off the screen before you can read them.