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RMSFAL Installation Procedure
RMSFAL is a replacement for the existing FAL program. RMSFAL provides FAL
(File Access Listener) functions for your system in a slightly different manner
than the FAL program.
The old FAL program would create three server processes to service requests.
These three server processes would run as inferior forks of FAL. The FAL
program was usually run from OPERATOR using PTYCON or SYSJOB to control it.
The NETJOB program is used to start RMSFAL jobs.
The NETJOB program controls jobs which service DECnet requests. The RMSFAL
program requires that it be logged in as the user, and not as a privileged
OPERATOR job. NETJOB makes that possible by starting copies of RMSFAL which
are not logged in until they receive a DECnet connection which includes a valid
user-id and password. After RMSFAL has finished the request, it logs out and
NETJOB creates another not logged in job with a copy of RMSFAL.
NETJOB can be used to control several different server programs. NETJOB reads
the file SYSTEM:NETJOB.TXT to determine the server programs to run. NETJOB.TXT
contains the following for each server job to run:
* EXE filename of the server jobs to create,
* The minimum number of not logged in jobs created to accept
incoming DECnet connections, and
* The maximum number of servers to allow on the system.
It is suggested that your site put only the following into SYSTEM:NETJOB.TXT
(without the quotes): "SYS:RMSFAL.EXE 2,6". This will cause NETJOB to run
SYS:RMSFAL.EXE, with two not logged in jobs ready to accept connections and a
maximum of six RMSFAL jobs total.
To install RMSFAL and NETJOB on your system, perform the following steps:
1. Create a SYSTEM:NETJOB.TXT with a text editor.
2. Copy RMSFAL.EXE and NETJOB.EXE into PS:<SUBSYS>
3. Change your system startup procedure to run the NETJOB program
instead of the FAL program (this will usually be in 6-1-PTYCON.ATO
or 6-1-SYSJOB.RUN on SYSTEM:).
4. Reload the system.
After your system is reloaded, NETJOB should be running under OPERATOR and
there should be two not logged in jobs, detached and running RMSFAL. This
completes the installation procedure.
If you want start NETJOB and stop the old FAL without reloading your system,
you will have to perform the following steps:
1. Create SYSTEM:NETJOB.TXT.
2. Copy RMSFAL.EXE and NETJOB.EXE to PS:<SUBSYS>.
3. Find the old FAL job using the SYSTAT command.
4. ADVISE the job that FAL is running on.
5. Control-C the FAL job, and run NETJOB.
6. Terminate the ADVISE command.
7. Check that there are two not logged in RMSFAL jobs running detached.
If you need to drop back to the old FAL program, first stop the NETJOB program,
then LOGOUT the jobs running RMSFAL, before rerunning the old FAL program.