Mainframe telnet test

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 07:37 By Dave Brooks
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Q: How can I test RPM Remote Print Manager® ("RPM") to see if it is receiving from my Mainframe/Unix without sending a file to RPM?

A: Perform a Telnet Test from Mainframe/Unix with the following steps.

From the Emulation Terminal, Type Telnet (space) IP Address (space) 515

The TELNET command will cause the following entries in RPM:

    Information: Accepted client from, port 1306
    Information: Received data on socket 9, 5 bytes
    Information: Close on socket 9
    Information: Closing transaction for 9

This verifies that a connection was made to RPM at the LPD:515 port.

If the connection is not made, the OS will provide a message "Contact the System Administrator."

If the connection is made, verify IP addressing and Remote Queue Name are correct in the Print Queue on Server Side (Sending Side, LPR, Server, etc.)