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INITIA.DOC -- Changes from V10(217) to V11(254)
This release adds support for the TOPS-10 version 7.03 operating
system and incorporates bug fixes. No major functionality has been
added since the previous version. The support added for 7.03 includes
new terminal parameters, the ability to set the account string on
INITIA logged in jobs and a change in how FRCLIN input has been
All jobs logged in directly by INITIA will be given account strings.
These jobs include the FRCLIN job (which copies SYSJOB.INI to FRCLIN),
the TTY STOMPER and jobs started via the GALOPR, SYSDPY, OPSER, etc
commands. The account string for each of these jobs is given in
TTY.INI using the new "ACCOUNT" option, as in
CTY: NO REMOTE ACCOUNT "SYSTEM"
The account string specified is delimited by either type of quote ("
or '), and is a maximum of 39 printable characters in length. This
account specifier may be applied to the "STOMP" command in TTY.INI for
the FRCLIN/TTY STOMPER job. If TTY STOMPER is not run, the new line
specifier, FRCLIN, may be given instead. For example, if TTY STOMPER
is to be run with account "OPERATOR", the following line would appear
STOMP ACCOUNT "OPERATOR"
If TTY STOMPR is not to be run, the FRCLIN job's account string would
be set by the following line in TTY.INI:
FRCLIN ACCOUNT "OPERATOR"
Note that the FRCLIN job and TTY STOMPER are the same job, so both
options should not be specified.
If the ACCOUNT specifier is not given, the job is assigned the system
default account string as given in SYSJOB.INI ("SET DEFAULT ACCOUNT").
Since the TTY STOMPER/FRCLIN job logs in before sending the default
account command to FRCLIN, the TTY STOMPER account string should
always be specified in TTY.INI. No account string validation is
performed by INITIA.
Under previous version of INITIA, text from SYS:SYSJOB.INI would be
passed to FRCLIN one line at a time. This can cause input from INITIA
to become mixed with that from other users of FRCLIN. INITIA has been
changed to pass all SYSJOB.INI text delimited by LOGIN commands as a
single string to FRCLIN, thus eliminating any race condition as above.
For example, a SYSJOB.INI file containing:
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SET HPQ 1
would be sent as two strings to FRCLIN: "LOGIN<CR>SET HPQ 1<CR>DAEMON
<CR>" and "LOGIN<CR>QUASAR<CR>". Note that this new behavior occurs
only under version 7.03 or later systems; the old processing will be
done on older monitors.
The new TRMOP. functions added are implemented as parameters in
SYS:TTY.INI or the user's SWITCH.INI. They are:
EIGHTBIT/NOEIGHTBIT Set or clear eight bit support for this
ESCAPE:n Set the alternate escape character to
IDLEDISC:n Set the dataset idle disconnect timer to
QUOTE/NOQUOTE Enable or disable Control-V quoting.
UNPAUSE:n Set the unpause character to octal n.
2.0 EXTERNAL CHANGES
221 FRCLIN will no longer set customer privilege bits.
222 TTY0 of an MCR is no longer considered a remote OPR.
223 Allow leading spaces on decimal arguments in TTY.INI
226 Change how SYSJOB.INI works: The .TOTYP TRMOP. will now
send the entire string it's given in a fashion that makes
any race condition impossible. Send all text in SYSJOB.INI
that occurs between LOGIN commands as a single string to
.TOTYP, so there is no threat of a race condition on the
FRCLIN command execution.
227 Remove the code to read [1,2]'s search list from AUXACC.SYS,
now that ACTDAE is in charge of this. Since we log jobs in
before ACTDAE is running, we can't count of ACTDAE telling
us what the search list should be, so just make do with the
system search list.
230 Add new "EIGHTBIT", "ESCAPE", "QUOTE", "IDLEDISC" and
"UNPAUSE" terminal parameters to TTY.INI. This also
implements GCHVAL which reads character value arguments for
"ESCAPE" and "UNPAUSE".
232 Don't type anything on a line just slaved.
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233 Add VT220 and VT240 to the table of terminal types for
235 Use %CNPRV to set the privilege word for jobs INITIA logs
236 Add the "ACCOUNT" argument for TTY.INI to be applied to jobs
INITIA logs in. Create a new "FRCLIN" TTY specifier to mean
the FRCLIN job. Allow this argument on the "STOMP" command
237 Allow terminal specifiers of the form NODE_nn as well as
as documented in the Software Installation Guide.
240 Don't type anything on dialup lines that aren't dialed into.
241 Don't say "NOESCAPE" or "NOUNPAUSE" when the respective
character is zero. Use the "NO" prefix only when the
character is set to its default value.
245 Set IPCQ PID and send/receive quotas to 511 for GALOPR jobs
which we log in.
247 Use NETOP. when posible to type the real location of the
terminal (ANF/DECnet/LAT node name and port id), and allow
these node/port ids to appear in TTY.INI. The TTYnn-mm
format in TTY.INI will only work on ANF lines.
251 If the port id being typed isn't a port number (as is the
case with ANF-10 and CTERM connections), don't preceed the
id with " # ", as it isn't a number.
253 Set physical and virtual page limits to 16384 (each) when
logging in a job. If this fails, try 512 pages instead.
3.0 KNOWN BUGS AND DEFICIENCIES
INITIA must be saved as a sharable program. Due to a bug, INITIA will
not function properly if saved with a non-sharable high segment.
4.0 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
5.0 INTERNAL CHANGES
224 Guard against malicious WAKE UUOs which may prevent
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NOTICE.TXT from being typed in its entirety.
225 The initialization code is zeroing one too many words of low
231 Make the TTY STOMPER look in the correct monitor section for
234 Lengthen the stack to accomodate the new HELPER.
246 Re-implement 7.02 compatibility, using the "F.OLD" flag to
indicate systems older than 7.03.
252 Check the creation dates of files stored in the high segment
against what the real files say to prevent using stale high
254 Fix TTY STOMPR such that it doesn't zero baud lines too