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The NODE command prints ANF-10 and DECnet network configuration
information. If you do not specify a node-id, the system
displays information about the node to which your terminal is
connected. If you specify a node-id, the system displays system
configuration information for the node(s) you specified.
To use some commands (for example, SET HOST), you must know if a
node has a command interpreter. The NODE command displays the
symbol MCR as a device on each ANF-10 node that has a command
Where: node-id is a node identifier of a node in the network.
If you specify 0 as the node-id, the host to which your
terminal is connected is printed. That is, the system
prints the command interpreter of your job. If you do
not specify a node-id, the subject of the output is the
node to which your terminal is connected.
Leaves your terminal at monitor level.
Does not destroy your core image.
When you specify a node-id, the information for ANF-10 nodes is
displayed in the following format:
node type node-name (node-num) software-id creation-date
Where node-name is the name of the node, node-num is the node's
number, software-id is the name and version of the monitor on
that node, and creation-date is the date of the monitor
The second line of output lists each kind of device on the node,
and the number of devices.
Information for DECnet nodes is displayed in one of the following
o DECnet node-name (node-address) HOPS:m COST:n VIA circuit
o DECnet node-name (node-address) may be reachable via the area
o DECnet node-name (node-address) may be reachable via the
o DECnet node-name (node-address) unreachable
Where node-name is the name of the DECnet node, node-address is
the DECnet area and node number, HOPS and COST refer to the
length of the path to that node, circuit is DTE-cpu-lineno or
ETH-0 (on a KL) or KDP-0-lineno (on a KS), and cpu and lineno are
the numbers of the CPU and line through which the node is
reachable. If the node is in a different DECnet area, or the
system is running as an Ethernet endnode, you will get either the
second or the third message. The node is classified as
unreachable only if it is in the same area, but not currently
1. The following example shows the command interpreter to which
your terminal is connected.
Local KL1026(26) RZ357A KL 1024/1042 mm-dd-yy
MCR TTY CDR LPT PTR PTP PLT
2. Print the information associated with various DECnet and
DECnet KL2116(7.116) Hops:6 Cost:11 via DTE-0-3
The message indicates KL2116 is available, via DTE.
DECnet ELROND(4.19) May be reachable via the area router
The message indicates ELROND may or may not be reachable, and
is in a different area. You can only tell if ELROND is
running by attempting a connection.
ANF NOVA(31) DN87S V24(226) dd-mmm-yy
TTY LPT TSK
The message indicates NOVA is an ANF-10 node, and tells you
what devices it has.
DECnet VLNVAX(7.132) Hops:1 Cost:1 via ETH-0
The message indicates VLNVAX is available, via Ethernet.
3. Print information about a node named BLAND. The message
indicates the node does not exist.
?Undefined Network Node