NAME

tincan -- CRaTER basic communication link to pdist

USAGE

     tincan [-h] [-L] tlm_source_hostname [input_port] [output_port]

FLAGS

    -h   displays help message
    -L   communicates with local machine

DESCRIPTION

This program takes each line typed on STDIN and sends it in a UDP packet to an existing pdist process. It converts received UDP packets into ASCII text printed on STDOUT.

If no tlm_source_hostname is given, the environment variable CRATER_GSE is consulted. Failing either one, the program complains and exits.

ENVIRONMENT

    perl5.002     Minimum version of Perl interpreter required
    CRATER_GSE    Environment variable containing EGSE machine name

BUGS

You need to read the pdist man page to find out what this program can do.

SEE ALSO

pdist

AUTHOR

Bob Goeke

RCS Information

$Id: tincan,v 1.7 2007/08/17 13:29:58 goeke Exp goeke $