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CommLink VS RemoteWare® Comparison Chart

Comm Link connected and sending the Example.txt file
CommLink in Auto inbound mode

Options :: Setup :: Start Up :: Wait :: Command Line :: Return Codes

The Communications Link program (CommLink) is used to facilitate communications between XcelleNet RemoteWare® 32 bit (95,98, NT 4.0, Win2K) client computers and XcelleNet Remoteware® servers. CommLink can be used in place of the RemoteWare® client interface to allow users to monitor the status of communication sessions.

During communication sessions CommLink displays the detailed status of the session. This assures the user that communications is taking place. Users can monitor session status but cannot kill or end the session.

CommLink can be started in two different modes. The first mode attempts a connection as soon as CommLink is started. CommLink can also be started in wait mode. While running in wait mode CommLink waits for an outbound connection from the RemoteWare server.

Options :: Setup :: Start Up :: Wait :: Command Line :: Return Codes

The actions taken by CommLink can be modified using a distributable INI file or using command line parameters.

During a communications session CommLink displays the "Client Name", "Server Name", the connection status, the "Work Object Name", and the "Command Status" for the event. The Client name is the name of the RemoteWare® Client running on the remote computer. The server name is the name of the RemoteWare® server the Client is connected to. The status line displays the status of the connection with the RemoteWare server. The name of the currently executing Work Object is also displayed. The last text line displays the command being executed. When file transfers are in progress a status bar is displayed indicating the progress of the file transfer. The information box in the lower left hand corner of the window displays "Client notification" and "Electronic Software Distribution (ESD)" information.

Options :: Setup :: Start Up :: Wait :: Command Line :: Return Codes

CommLink vs RemoteWare® Winauto
(Win 3.x)
(32 bit)
(32 bit)
(32 bit)
Automatically attempt inbound session Yes Yes No Yes
Wait for Outbound session Yes/One Yes/One No Yes/
Allow users to cancel wait for outbound Optional No Yes Optional
Wait for outbound during time window No No No Yes
Wait for outbound for time period Yes No No Yes
Stop\Don’t wait if file exist No No No Yes
Retry failed sessions Yes No No Yes/
Automatic retry on alternate resources Yes\one No No Yes/
Batch testing for success or failure No No No Yes
Allows User to monitor session Yes No Yes Yes
Allow users to terminate active session Optional No Yes No
Remotely configurable No No No Yes
Prompt users for retry of failed session No No No Yes/
Select resources by name Yes (Winauto only) No Yes Yes
Select resources by number Yes (AutoComm) No No Yes
View session status Yes/
No Yes Yes
Change resource after successful session No No No Yes
Change resource after failed session No No No Yes
Unload kernel at end of session Yes Yes No Yes
Processing based on session failure No No No Yes
Processing based on session success No No No Yes

Options :: Setup :: Start Up :: Wait :: Command Line :: Return Codes

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