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Contents of the README.DOC file


A Network Management Tool

Version 1.4



This software and its documentation are (C) Copyright 1994,
by NETMan. All rights are reserved.

No Part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated in
any language or computer language, in any form or by any
means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical,
manual, or otherwise, without the express prior written
consent of NETMan.

Only the DEMO version of NET-ALERT may be reproduced and
distributed freely so long as it is distributed in its
entirety with this documentation. The DEMO version of
NET-ALERT is clearly identified when the program is executed.


"NETMan" shall mean NETMan, 505 Walker Rd. Safety Harbor,
Florida 34695

"CUSTOMER" shall mean the original customer, either an
individual or a company.

"PROGRAM" shall mean the software and related documentation
supplied in this package.

"COMPUTER" shall mean the single computer on which this
program is used.

"LICENSE" shall mean this agreement and the rights and
obligations created thereunder by the United States
Copyright Law.


NETMan grants to CUSTOMER the right to use this copy of the
program on a single COMPUTER at a single location as long as
CUSTOMER complies with the terms of this LICENSE. NETMan
reserves the right to terminate this LICENSE if CUSTOMER
violates any provisions thereof and in the event of such
termination, CUSTOMER agrees to return the PROGRAM to NETMan.
The PROGRAM is the sole and exclusive property of NETMan.
CUSTOMER ownership is limited to the diskette(s) purchased.
CUSTOMER agrees to make no more than two (2) copies of the
software for archival purposes and further agrees to label



said copies with all information included on the original
diskette label(s). In the event that CUSTOMER uses the
PROGRAM simultaneously on more than one COMPUTER, CUSTOMER
agrees to request from NETMan and pay for licenses for
additional user copies.


CUSTOMER agrees to take all reasonable steps and to exercise
diligence to protect the PROGRAM from unauthorized
reproduction, publication, disclosure or distribution.
Unauthorized transfer and/or reproduction of these materials
may be a crime subjecting CUSTOMER to civil and criminal
prosecution. CUSTOMER may not transfer any copy of the
PROGRAM to any other person without the prior written consent
of NETMan. NETMan reserves the right to revoke this LICENSE
and/or to seek any other legal remedies to which it is
entitled should these conditions be violated.


This PROGRAM is sold "as-is" without further warranty as to
performance. Merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. The entire risk as to the results and performance
of this program is assumed by CUSTOMER. However NETMan
warrants the magnetic diskette(s) on which the program is
recorded to be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use for a period of one (1) year from the date
of purchase.

NETMan warrants the software to be free from significant
errors that make it unusable for one (1) year from the date
of purchase. In the event such errors are found, NETMan will
reasonably attempt to correct them, or to help CUSTOMER avoid
them, with efforts NETMan believes suitable to the problem or
at NETMan's option authorize a refund of the License fee.


Description of Sections Page

1. Table of Contents....................................... 4

2. Introduction............................................ 5

3. Hardware Requirements................................... 6

4. Installation Procedures For Numeric Pagers.............. 7

5. Installation Procedures For Alphanumeric Pagers......... 11

6. Running NET-ALERT Under Windows......................... 12

7. NET-ALERT Program Files................................. 13

8. Pricing and Ordering Information........................ 16


2. Introduction

NET-ALERT is a network management tool for Novell Network

NET-ALERT will notify network administrators via pocket pager
when a file server goes down. NET-ALERT will monitor Novell
file servers 24 hours a day to see if they are up and
running. If one of the server's goes down, NET-ALERT will
alert you.

NET-ALERT monitors Novell file servers running Novell NetWare
2.X, 3.X and 4.X.

NET-ALERT will eliminate the end of the morning file server

NET-ALERT is a valuable network management tool that will
assist you in providing the maximum available up time.

If you have a demo version of NET-ALERT you may freely
distribute it, providing it is distributed in its entirety.
A production version of NET-ALERT is fully protected by the
copyright laws and cannot be copied and distributed.

The demo version is set to monitor only three file servers
and it will run for two hours. You can stop the program at
anytime by pressing the ESC key. If you let the program run
the full two hours, NET-ALERT will stop running and require
you to reboot your PC. You can then re-run NET-ALERT again.


3. Hardware Requirements


NET-ALERT supports Novell NetWare 2.X, 3.X and 4.X file


NET-ALERT supports any Numeric or Alphanumeric paging system.


You can run NET-ALERT either on a dedicated PC under DOS or
as a DOS application under Microsoft Windows running in 386
enhanced mode. If you want to run NET-ALERT under Windows
see section 6 (Running NET-ALERT Under Windows).

If you run NET-ALERT on a dedicated PC, then you can use any
old PC. Especially that old PC-XT nobody wants anymore and
you don't know what to do with.

A Hayes compatible modem on comm port 1 or 2 that supports a
minimum 1200 baud. NET-ALERT can support a lower baud rate
if needed with minor modifications, call NETMan.

The PC must have a network card installed in it. The PC does
not need to be logged into the network, it just needs to be
attached to a file server.


4. Installation Procedures For Numeric Pagers

If you received NET-ALERT as a ZIP file, then unzip the file
(as I'm sure you did in order to read these instructions)
onto your hard drive. If you received a disk, then enter

When you run the INSTALL program, it will ask you for
configuration information. You can stop the installation
program at any time, by pressing the Ctrl Break key. But in
order for NET-ALERT to work, you must complete the
installation process.

o Communications Port

The first configuration item INSTALL will ask you for, is
what communications port your modem is using. NET-ALERT only
supports serial ports 1 or 2. You will be required to enter
either COM1 or COM2. The INSTALL program will only accept
COM1 or COM2.

o Pager Phone Number

The next item you will be asked for, is your pocket pager
phone number. If the phone system your modem is connected to
requires a 9 or 8 to dial out, you must enter the appropriate
number along with your pager number. Whatever it takes to
call your pager from the phone line your modem is connected
to is what you will be required to enter. If you do enter a
prefix or suffix to your pager phone number and pauses are
required, then use a comma. The INSTALL program requires
that you enter a pager number.

NET-ALERT will page you two times. This is in case for
whatever reason you do not get the first page. NET-ALERT
checks the network every 60 seconds to monitor all the file
servers. When NET-ALERT detects a file server is down,
NET-ALERT will send out a page within the first minute. The
second page will go out within two minutes of the first page.

o Additional Pager Number

The next entry is for an additional pager number. If you
have an additional pager that you want NET-ALERT to call when
a file server goes down, you can enter an additional pager
number here. If you do not want NET-ALERT to call another
pager, just press enter.

If you do enter another pager number, NET-ALERT will still
call the first pager number two times. Then after 1 minute,


4. Installation Procedures For Numeric Pagers

o Additional Pager Number (Cont.)

NET-ALERT will call the second pager number twice.

o Pager Message

The next entry is for a pager message. There are two
versions of NET-ALERT. One to support regular numeric
pagers, and another version to support both numeric and
alphanumeric pagers. The alphanumeric pager requires
additional software that is bundled with NET-ALERT and cost a
little more. If your version of NET-ALERT is for numeric
pagers, then you can only enter a numeric message. You may
want to enter something that will identify that NET-ALERT is
calling you, such as all 9's. But you can enter whatever
your pager will support.

If you have an alphanumeric pager, you can still use the
numeric version of NET-ALERT to send your alphanumeric pager
a numeric message. Your alphanumeric pager will display the
numeric message.

o Enter Commas for Pauses

When NET-ALERT calls your pager number, it will pause
approximately 12 seconds before it sends your pager message.
For some paging systems, this pause is too long and the phone
hangs up. For other paging systems this may be too short.

If your paging system does not work with the default pause of
12 seconds, you can change it here by entering the number of
commas you require. Each comma you enter causes NET-ALERT to
pause two seconds. So by entering three commas, NET-ALERT
will pause six seconds. This field is NOT required when
sending an alphanumeric message to an alphanumeric pager and
will not be asked during the installation if an alphanumeric
pager is selected.

o Call Every Hour

The next entry allows you to tell NET-ALERT to page you
every hour if a file server goes down. If you want NET-ALERT
to page you every hour, then enter a 'Y' in this field.
NET-ALERT will page you every hour as well as page the
additional number every hour if you provided another pager
number. If you do not want NET-ALERT to page you every hour,
then just press enter on this field.


4. Installation Procedures For Numeric Pagers

o Sound Alarm on PC

The next entry will ask you if you want the alarm to sound on
the PC when a server goes down. You need to enter either yes
'Y' or no 'N'. If you answer yes, then after NET-ALERT dials
your pager(s), the PC will sound an alarm through the PC
speaker until you stop the program.

o First Network Drive Letter

The next entry will ask you for the first network drive
letter. When your PC loads all the network drivers and is
attached to a file server, this is the drive letter you would
use to get to the LOGIN directory on your server. Normally
this is drive F but can be any drive letter.

NET-ALERT requires that the Novell program SLIST.EXE (for
NetWare 2.X and 3.X) and NLIST.EXE (for NetWare 4.X) be
located in the LOGIN directory on all the file servers.
Normally this program can be found in the LOGIN directory.
If this program is not located there, then you should be able
to find a copy in the PUBLIC directory. If SLIST.EXE or
NLIST.EXE is not in the LOGIN directory on all the file
servers then copy it to all the file servers. Normally
SLIST.EXE or NLIST.EXE is copied to the LOGIN directory
during installation of NetWare.

o Installation Drive

The next entry is asking for the installation drive
NET-ALERT is being installed from. If you are installing
NET-ALERT from the C drive then enter 'C'. If you are
installing NET-ALERT from a floppy disk drive, then enter the
drive letter (i.e. 'A' or 'B').

o Installation Directory

The next entry is asking for the drive and directory of where
you want to install NET-ALERT. For example if you want to
install NET-ALERT to drive C in directory NETALERT, then
enter 'C:\NETALERT'. You can install NET-ALERT to any drive
and directory you want.

If you run the INSTALL program from the same directory that
you are installing NET-ALERT to, you will see some error
messages. The messages you should see are "Directory already
exists" and "File cannot be copied onto itself". These


4. Installation Procedures For Numeric Pagers

o Installation Directory (Cont.)

messages are normal and will not affect NET-ALERT. The
INSTALL program is trying to create a directory that already
exists and then it tries to copy the NET-ALERT programs when
they already exist. If you see other messages then these
two, you may want to make note of them and contact NETMan.

o Enter Novell File Server Names

The last item that the INSTALL program will ask you for is
the name of the Novell file servers you want NET-ALERT to
monitor. To get a list of file server names, you can run the
Novell program "SLIST" for NetWare 2.X or 3.X and on NetWare
4.X run "NLIST SERVER". You need to enter the file server
names just as they appear. If you are running the DEMO
program, then you are restricted to 3 file server names.
NET-ALERT is licensed by the number of file servers you want
to monitor. See section 8 on pricing and ordering.

Once you entered all the information the INSTALL program asks
for, the INSTALL program will ask you to verify the
information. If the information is correct then enter 'Y',
and press enter, if it is not, then enter 'N' and press
enter. If you enter 'N', the INSTALL program will have you
enter the information again. There are two screens for
information verification. One is for all the information
without the file server names and the other is for the file
server names. You must enter 'Y' on both screens for the
INSTALL program to start the installation process.

If you ever bring a Novell file server down for maintenance
that NET-ALERT is monitoring, you should stop NET-ALERT first
by pressing the ESC key. If you don't, NET-ALERT will page
you whenever you bring down a server it is monitoring.

There are several ways you can test NET-ALERT. One way is to
enter a non existent file server name during the install
process. Then run NET-ALERT. NET-ALERT will not see the
file server and call your pager. You can unplug your network
cable from your PC. Or you can down your file server.

If you unplug your PC from the network or if you are
monitoring only one file server and down your server,
NET-ALERT will take about a minute or two to recover from the
abort or retry message when connection is lost. You will see
the clock stop on the NET-ALERT screen and within two minutes
NET-ALERT will call your pager.


5. Installation Procedures For Alphanumeric Pagers

The demo version of NET-ALERT does not support alphanumeric
pagers. The demo version will send a numeric message to an
alphanumeric pager. But if you want an alphanumeric message
sent to an alphanumeric pager, then you need to purchase the
alphanumeric version of NET-ALERT. If you purchased the
alphanumeric version of NET-ALERT, you will have the option
of installing the numeric version or alphanumeric version of

o Install Alphanumeric or Numeric Version of NET-ALERT

After you enter the communications port your modem is using,
the INSTALL program will ask you to identify if you are using
an alphanumeric or numeric pager. You must enter either an
'A' for alphanumeric pager or 'N' for a numeric pager. If
you install the alphanumeric version of NET-ALERT, you will
be asked to enter the information under this section in
addition to the information under section 4. If you install
the numeric pager version, then only the information under
section 4 will be required.

o PIN Number

If you install the alphanumeric version of NET-ALERT, the
first item you are required to enter is a PIN number.
Alphanumeric pagers require the use of a PIN number. This is
given different names by different paging companies. It may
also be referred to as a control number, alphanumeric number,
phone number, etc. You are required to enter a PIN number.

o Alternate PIN Number

If you enter an alternate pager number then you must enter
another PIN number.

o Alphanumeric Message

The last item you will be asked to enter is an alphanumeric
message for your alphanumeric pager. You are not required to
enter a message. NET-ALERT will provide a message for you
identifying by name the Novell file server that went down.
The default message that NET-ALERT will provide is "Your
Network File Server (Name of Server) is Down". If you want
to use the default message then just press enter and do not
enter anything. You have the option of over riding this
message and entering your own message. The message cannot
exceed 75 characters.


6. Running NET-ALERT Under Windows

NET-ALERT will run under Microsoft Windows as a DOS
application either in foreground or background. Windows MUST
be running in 386 enhanced mode for NET-ALERT or any DOS
application to run in background mode. To run in background
mode make sure the PIF file you use for NET-ALERT has
background checked off under Execution. This allows any DOS
application to run in background. A PIF file is provided for
you to use called NETALERT.PIF and has the proper settings
to run in background. When you set up NET-ALERT under
Windows make sure you use the proper PIF file.

NET-ALERT also comes with an icon called NETALERT.ICO. You
can use this icon if you set up NET-ALERT to run under


7. NET-ALERT Program Files


This program handles the Abort Retry message that will appear
if the file server looses connection with the PC. Normally
the Abort Retry will cause a program to lock up until a user
response of 'A' or 'R' is given. This program automatically
supplies the Abort response.


This program allows you to add additional file server names
for NET-ALERT to monitor. If you reach the maximum allowable
file server names for NET-ALERT to monitor under your
license, then ADDSERVR will tell you and not allow you to add
any more server names.

When ADDSERVR prompts you to add server names, enter the file
server names as they appear in SLIST.EXE. When you are done
adding file server names, press enter and ADDSERVR will ask
you if the file server names are correct. If not, enter 'N'
and press enter and you will have to add the new file server
names again. If they are correct, enter 'Y' and press enter
and ADDSERVR will update the configuration file.


This program is what monitors the Novell file servers to
check if they are up and running.


This program allows you to delete file server names from the
list of file servers NET-ALERT is monitoring. DELSERVR will
display a list of file server names and you will need to
enter the file server you want to delete. When you are done
entering the file server names, press enter and DELSERVR
will update the configuration file.


This program installs the NET-ALERT software and sets up the
configuration parameters. If you ever need to change any
parameters you can rerun the INSTALL program.


7. NET-ALERT Program Files


This is the Batch file that needs to be run to run NET-ALERT.
This batch file runs the ABORT.EXE program and then the
ALERT.EXE program.


This file contains the configuration information provided
during the installation process. DO NOT edit this file to
change any parameters or NET-ALERT may not work properly.
Use the INSTALL program to create a new NETALERT.DAT file or
ADDSERVR to add new servers or DELSERVR to delete any server


A NET-ALERT icon for Windows users.


This file is created the first time NET-ALERT detects a file
server is down and calls your pager. This file is then
appended to each time NET-ALERT detects a file server is
down. Two lines are written to this file each time NET-ALERT
detects a file server is down and calls your pager. The two
lines written to this file are;

* Network file server PROD12 went down on 06-07-1994 at 21:58:57
Calling pager number 7283456 and alternate pager number 6784432


If you run NET-ALERT under Windows then you may want to use
this PIF file. This PIF contains the proper settings to run
NET-ALERT under Windows.


Documentation file. The one your reading now.


7. NET-ALERT Program Files

The following program files are required for the alphanumeric
version of NET-ALERT. If you do not have the alphanumeric
version then you will not see these files. The alphanumeric
version of NET-ALERT also creates several files when pages
are sent out. These files are temporary files and are not
included during the initial installation. The following
files are included during installation and are required

You have no need to use these files. These files are used by
NET-ALERT when pages are sent out. The only file that you
may be interested in is the PAGEOUT.LOG file. This file gets
created when pages are sent out. This file contains the date
and time stamp as well as the message page. This file is
appended to and is never deleted.


These are configuration files used by the alphanumeric paging


This is the program that calls the alphanumeric paging system
and sends out the alphanumeric message.


This is the help file for POP.EXE.


8. Pricing and Ordering Information

NET-ALERT is licensed by the number of file servers you want
to monitor and pager type (Numeric or Alphanumeric pager).

DEMO Version FREE Not Available

1-5 VERSION $149 $189

6-10 VERSION $239 $279

11-15 VERSION $319 $359

16-20 VERSION $389 $429

20 + VERSION $449 $489

To order your copy of NET-ALERT, send check or money order.
Company Purchase Orders are accepted. Just send a copy of
the P.O. or call with P.O number (For COD add an additional
$10) to;

505 Walker Rd.
Safety Harbor, Fl 34695
(813) 724-8316

NET-ALERT comes with full technical support. Call anytime
between the hours of 9:00 AM through 7:00 PM Eastern Standard

You can upgrade from any version of NET-ALERT by paying the
difference between your version and the upgrade version.

NETMan will provide one year of free upgrades and technical



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