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                                INTERLNK.EXE
 
Redirects requests for operations on one or more Interlnk client drives or
printer ports to one or more drives or printer ports on the Interlnk server.
This device driver must be loaded by a <DEVICE> or <DEVICEHIGH> command in
your CONFIG.SYS file.
 
You must install the INTERLNK.EXE device driver before you can use the
<INTERLNK> and <INTERSVR> commands.
 
Syntax
 
    DEVICE=[drive:][path]INTERLNK.EXE [/DRIVES:n] [/NOPRINTER]
    [/COM[:][n|address]] [/LPT[:][n|address]] [/AUTO] [/NOSCAN] [/LOW]
    [/BAUD:rate] [/V]
 
Parameters
 
[drive:][path]
    Specifies the location of the INTERLNK.EXE file.
 
Switches
 
/DRIVES:n
    Specifies the number of redirected drives. By default, the number is 3.
    If you specify 0 as a value for n, Interlnk redirects only printers.
 
/NOPRINTER
    Specifies that printers not be redirected when you install INTERLNK.EXE.
    By default, Interlnk redirects all available printer ports.
 
/COM[:][n|address]
    Specifies a serial port to use for data transfer. The n parameter
    specifies the number of the serial port. The address parameter specifies
    the address of the serial port. If you omit n or address, the Interlnk
    client searches all serial ports and uses the first port that it finds
    connected to the server. If you specify the /COM switch and omit the
    /LPT switch, the client searches only for serial ports. By default,
    Interlnk scans all serial and parallel ports.
 
/LPT[:][n|address]
    Specifies a parallel port to use for data transfer. The n parameter
    specifies the number of the parallel port. The address parameter
    specifies the address of the parallel port. If you omit n or address,
    the Interlnk client uses the first parallel port that it finds connected
    to the server. If you specify the /LPT switch and omit the /COM switch,
    the client searches only for parallel ports. By default, Interlnk scans
    all serial and parallel ports.
 
/AUTO
    Installs the INTERLNK.EXE device driver in memory only if the client can
    establish a connection with the server when the client starts up. By
    default, Interlnk is installed in memory even if the client cannot
    establish a connection with the server.
 
/NOSCAN
    Installs the INTERLNK.EXE device driver in memory, but prevents
    establishing a connection between client and server during setup. By
    default, the client tries to establish a connection with the server as
    soon as you install INTERLNK.EXE.
 
/LOW
    Loads the INTERLNK.EXE device driver into conventional memory, even if
    the upper memory area is available. By default, INTERLNK.EXE is loaded
    into the upper memory area if the upper memory area is available.
 
/BAUD:rate
    Sets a maximum baud rate for serial communication. Valid values for rate
    are 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200. The default is 115200.
 
/V
    Prevents conflicts with a computer's timer. Specify this switch if you
    have a serial connection between computers and one of them stops running
    when you use Interlnk to access a drive or printer port.
 
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                            INTERLNK.EXE--Notes
 
Specifying the number of drives
 
When specifying the number of redirected drives in the /DRIVES switch, make
sure the <LASTDRIVE> command in your CONFIG.SYS file is set high enough to
accomodate that number of redirected drives.
 
Loading into the upper memory area
 
By default, the Interlnk device driver is loaded into the upper memory area,
if MS-DOS UMB support is enabled and memory is available. To load the device
driver in conventional memory, use the /LOW switch.
 
Position of the Interlnk command in the CONFIG.SYS file
 
The position of the DEVICE command that loads INTERLNK.EXE can affect
pre-existing drive assignments. For example, suppose your computer includes
a floppy disk drive (A), two hard disk drives (C and D), and two RAM drives
(E and F). If you load the INTERLNK.EXE device driver before installing the
RAM drives, and you choose to redirect three drives, Interlnk will assign
letters E, F, and G to the redirected drives and letters H and I to the RAM
drives. To prevent this from happening, load INTERLNK.EXE last in your
CONFIG.SYS file.
 
Saving memory
 
By default, the Interlnk device driver loads all its code into memory. You
can save memory by specifying the /NOPRINTER, /LPT, or /COM switch. If you
specify the /NOPRINTER switch, the Interlnk program does not load code that
redirects printers. If you specify the /LPT switch without the /COM switch,
the program does not load code that supports serial ports. If you specify
the /COM switch without the /LPT switch, the program does not load code that
supports parallel ports.
 
Using a serial mouse with Microsoft Windows
 
If you are using a serial mouse with Microsoft Windows, specify either the
/LPT switch or a /COM switch that designates a COM port other than the one
the mouse is using. For example, if the serial mouse uses COM1, and you are
using a parallel connection, specify the /LPT switch to prevent Interlnk
from scanning all COM ports.
 
Redirecting LPT1 or LPT2 and printing from Microsoft Windows
 
If you redirect LPT1 or LPT2 and print from Microsoft Windows, use Control
Panel to assign the printer to either LPT1.DOS or LPT2.DOS.
 
Version of MS-DOS
 
Some features of MS-DOS may not be available to the client computer if you
are running a different DOS version on your Interlnk server. For example, if
you have large partitions on your Interlnk server and are running MS-DOS 3.0
on your client, the partitions will not be available to the client because
MS-DOS 3.0 does not support them.
 
Running an application located on the server
 
If you use the Interlnk program to run an application located on the server,
make sure the application is configured for the computer you have designated
as the Interlnk client.
 
Limitations on using INTERLNK with other commands
 
The following commands do not work with the INTERLNK.EXE device driver:
 
    CHKDSK         FORMAT
 
    DEFRAG         MIRROR
 
    DISKCOMP       SYS
 
    DISKCOPY       UNDELETE
 
    FDISK          UNFORMAT
 
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                           INTERLNK.EXE--Examples
 
Suppose your Interlnk files are located in the DOS directory on drive C, and
you use the serial port to connect to another computer. To start Interlnk
and specify that printers not be redirected, add the following command line
to your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    device=c:\dos\interlnk.exe /com /noprinter
 
To specify that Interlnk use a non-standard COM port whose address is 3F8,
add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:
 
    device=c:\dos\interlnk.exe /com:3f8
 
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