How about lp5250d?  Could it be hacked to automagically re-connect if
the print session dies for some reason, or is that already available?

Thanks,
Chris

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From: linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Rich
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 2:05 PM
To: Linux 5250 Development Project
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] Failure to connect


Phillip.Watts@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> Most of the time when I start 3 or 4 sessions
> in .xinitrc, one of them will fail to connect and xt5250
> and its xterm will die very quickly, maybe within 1 second. Then I am 
> usually able to start an xterm and manually start the session.  
> Sometimes this happens with only one session defined.
> 
> It acts like a timing issue.  Like if the AS400 is not quick enough 
> tn5250 gives up.  Is there a timeout parameter or someting?

I just tried this by creating a little script that does this:

#!/bin/tcsh
xt5250 myas400 &
xt5250 myas400 &
xt5250 myas400 &
xt5250 myas400 &

Half of the time only three came up and the other half all four came up.

  I'm not sure what the problem is yet.

> On this same subject, I saw an emulator once which:
> if it could not connect shortly to the AS400, the program would stay 
> live and every time you hit Enter it would retry.  Is there such an 
> option in tn5250? Thanks

There isn't, but you could probably hack it to do so.  You could 
probably change it to sleep() for some period of time if connect doesn't

work and try again.

James Rich

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