Contents of the RECONECT.DOC file
reconect.EXE is not freeware, nor is it in the public domain. It is a
shareware program, and the entire program and documentation are
Copyright (C) 1991, 1992 Rick R. Roth, Tucson, Az. You are encouraged
to copy the package freely, including distribution by BBS, shareware
library, or other means, provided that (1) the distribution shall
consist of the original archive containing the program and this doc-
umentation file, and (2) no fee of more than five US dollars ($5)
shall be charged for the copy.
To register your copy of Reconect.EXE, send a postcard to:
Rick R. Roth
P.O. Box 5011
Tucson, Az 85703
THIS COPY IS LICENSED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE LICENSEE.
This license is good for one network, and the software can be installed
on all computers on this network.
LIMIT OF LIABILITY
The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or
implied and assumes no liability for damages either from its
direct use or as a consequence of its use. Have you hugged
your backup today?
I have tested it on several computers and found that found that it works
well on all of them. All computers have been running LANtastic(tm) NOS v3.03
and above and all running MS DOS 3.3 and above.
Please note that while the author is an employee of Artisoft, Inc., Artisoft
is not responsible for the contents of this file; the functioning of ANET.EXE
(or any damages resulting from the use or misuse of the program); and further,
Artisoft Technical Support and other employees of Artisoft, Inc. are
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROGRAM!
If you have problems or suggestions when using this program, direct them to
me Rick R. Roth through one of the following channels:
US Mail: P.O. Box 5011, Tucson, AZ 85703
CompuServ: Artisoft forum, 75300,1377
Arti-facts BBS: If you have a current account there.
Do NOT call the author during business hours for support, this program was
not written during business hours, it will not be supported during business
Reconnect is a small program that automatically re-established network
connections. There are no command line options. Run reconect from a
batch file or from the command line.
Why reconect? A big complaint is that LANtastic will not automatically
reestablish network connections if a server is rebooted. Most work arounds
for this involve accessing a network resource and then then answering R
to the Abort Retry Fail message dos generates. Occasionally a user will
install a critical error handler that runs as a tsr that will automatically
issue a retry after an specified time period.
Reconect is designed to run from a batch file, does not require outside
intervention. And will reestablish all connections, even if you do not
know that then have been lost.
One case for it's use is to insure that a netowrk connection is in place
a timed event. Ie if you back up your system at midnight each night, you
could run reconect as the first command to make sure that the drives are