Testing xfNetLink Synergy

The xfnlstst.dbr test program (xfnlstst.exe on OpenVMS), distributed with xfNetLink Synergy, can help you determine if your system is set up and working properly.

The xfnlstst program runs several tests that send different types of data back and forth between the client and server and make routine calls. This program makes calls to a test ELB or shared image named xfpl_tst, which is distributed with xfServerPlus. There are entries in the SMC for use by the test program. (These are the methods in the xfTest interface in the distributed SMC.) If the ELB or any of the methods are missing, the tests will fail.


If these methods are not present in your SMC, you can import them from the defaultsmc.xml file. See Importing and exporting methods.

To run the xfnlstst program

1. Make sure xfServerPlus has been started on the server machine.
2. On Windows and UNIX, at the command line of the machine on which you installed xfNetLink Synergy, enter
dbr DBLDIR:xfnlstst xfServerMachineName xfServerPort

where xfServerMachineName is the name or IP address of the xfServerPlus machine and xfServerPort is the port that xfServerPlus is running on.

On OpenVMS, you must define xfnlstst as a foreign command and then execute it. On the machine on which you installed xfNetLink Synergy, enter

$ XFNLSTST xfServerMachineName xfServerPort

As the tests run, information is printed to the screen and saved to the xfnlstst.log file. You will see a line describing each test and a message stating whether it completed successfully or unsuccessfully. This file is created in the directory from which you ran the test.

If any tests were unsuccessful, check the xfnlstst.log file for more information. You may want to also run the xfServerPlus test program, xfspltst. It can help you determine whether the problem is on the xfNetLink side or the xfServerPlus side. See Testing xfServerPlus for more information.

If you cannot solve the problem, call Synergy/DE Developer Support. Be sure to save the xfnlstst.log file; your Developer Support engineer needs the information in this file to help you.