Step 5: Configuring the 802.2 Template (Port Definition)

Select the 802.2 template by clicking on the tab labelled 802.2.

  1. Enter the Local SAP, allow this field to default to 4.
  2. Uncheck the HPR support checkbox to disable HPR.
  3. Enter Test Timeout and Retry, these values determine the time waited (in milliseconds) for the remote node to respond to a test frame and the number of times a test frame is transmitted if no response is received. A test frame is sent when you attempt to establish the SNA connection with the host. If you find that the connection fails to activate or fails to activate on an intermittent basis increase these values (defaults are 6 and 6).
  4. Enter the XID Timeout and Retry, these values determine the time waited (in milliseconds) for the remote node to respond to an XID frame and the number of times an XID frame is transmitted if no response is received. A NULL XID frame is sent following the response to a test frame when you attempt to establish the SNA connection with the host. If you find that the connection fails to activate or fails to activate on an intermittent basis increase these values (defaults are 6 and 6).


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