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CISTS is a utility program which prints out the status and configuration
of the CI network on a TOPS-10 system. It must be run by a privileged
When you run CISTS, it will first print out the status of the paths to
each node on the CI network. In the output, the letter "A" indicates
Path A (or 0, as it is sometimes referred to) is currently open between
the CPU listed in the left-hand column and the CI node indicated by the
heading above. The letter "B" indicates the same thing for Path B (or
1, as it is sometimes referred to).
After the Path Status output, CISTS will next print information about
each node on the CI network. This will include the software type and
version, hardware type and version, and node name.
If the conditional assembly switch "FTPOLL" is enabled when the CISTS
program is compiled, the configuration information will also include the
devices which are connected to MSCP servers. These are the HSC nodes.