uucico problem with flow control

John M. Haugen haugen at bulus3.BMA.COM
Fri Aug 11 00:49:13 AEST 1989

I recently have been having problems with uucico having problems receiving
large files from my news feed.  When run with Uutry, I see bunches of
"alarm " messages and eventually the transfer fails. 

My suspicion is flow control is not being used/set up correctly by uucico.
This in turn is causing a loss of data.

My modem is a Telebit TrailBlazerPlus/T200 set to run at 9600 baud and to use
XON/XOFF flow control.  My OS is 386ix 2.0.2 from Interactive Systems.

I did a "stty -a </dev/tty00" which is the port the modem is connected to while
uucico was running and got back the following:

>speed 9600 baud; line = 0; intr = DEL; quit = ^|; erase = #; kill = @; eof = ^f; eol = ^a; swtch = ^`
>-parenb -parodd cs8 -cstopb hupcl cread -clocal -loblk 
>-ignbrk -brkint -ignpar -parmrk -inpck -istrip -inlcr -igncr -icrnl -iuclc 
>-ixon -ixany -ixoff 
>-isig -icanon -xcase -echo -echoe -echok -echonl -noflsh 
>-opost -olcuc -onlcr -ocrnl -onocr -onlret -ofill -ofdel 

IXON and IXOFF are not ON!!  I have search through all the documents that I
have trying to specify that uucico should use IXON/IXOFF protocol to no avail.

For that matter, I have never seen any reference to the hardware control lines
that are part of the tty lines.

Is there a way to configure uucico to use IXON/IXOFF flow control?  Is there
a way to specify the use of the hardware flow control?  

Thanks for any help you can provide!

John M. Haugen             Domain:  haugen at BMA.COM
Bull Micral of America     UUCP:    ...!uunet!bulus3!haugen
1970 Oakcrest Ave. #300    ATT:  612-633-5660
St. Paul, MN  55113-2624

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