The Question is:
Is it possible to create AUTOSTART queues with devices using the TELNETSYM? We
have numerous IP printers and would like to have failover using the autostart
feature. I have looked around for info but only see support for the /ON
Below is an excerpt from the doc's for TCPWARE where they seem to do it through
the use of logicals.
You can set up an autostart queue on a node that automatically starts up again
after it stops. You can also set up such a queue to autostart on other
Starting an autostart queue requires the /AUTOSTART_ON qualifier for the
INITIALIZE/QUEUE command. Since you cannot use /AUTOSTART_ON together with the
/ON qualifier to initialize a terminal server print queue, you need to define
the TCPWARE_TSSYM_qname l
ogical for this purpose. This logical defines the parameters normally set with
the /ON qualifier.
The format of the logical definition is:
DEFINE/SYSTEM TCPWARE_TSSYM_qname "host,port[,option...]"
The format of the /AUTOSTART_ON qualifier (use the parentheses when specifying
Example 15-3 shows a typical command sequence to define the TCPWARE_TSSYM_qname
logical, initialize and start up an autostart queue (QUEUE1) on two nodes, and
enable autostart on these nodes. You can also add the commands to your startup
.. Note that there are two nodes: NODE2 can be a failover node in case NODE1
Command Sequence to Set Up an Autostart Queue
$ DEFINE/SYSTEM TCPWARE_TSSYM_QUEUE1 "192.168.25.50,2005,KEEP"
$ INIT/QUEUE /START /PROCESSOR=TCPWARE_TSSYM -
_$ /AUTOSTART_ON=(NODE1::,NODE2::) QUEUE1
$ ENABLE AUTOSTART /QUEUES /ON=NODE1
$ ENABLE AUTOSTART /QUEUES /ON=NODE2
The Answer is :
TCP/IP Services includes enhancements in this area for LPD, though
client queues will not yet autostart.
Pending that, continue to use the traditional mechanisms to start