When using Zmodem I am experiencing a screen display that is confusing. Just before I press the ALT+= keys to highlight Zmodem the following appears at the top line of the otherwise blank screen:
I continue with the utility and everything seems to work. Whats with the above message?
Answer: This is OK. Just a message from ZMODEM.
Also at the "Report type (RIS):" promt I am changing the default "RIS" entry to "RPC" when downloading a spooled RPC report. Is that OK? This also seems to work OK.
Answer: This is also correct. I think you've got it!
I downloaded a report just to give it a try.
This may give you more info as to whats going on. After the ALT= and selecting Zmodem things went well until the following message:
serial input error : line status register 02
byte 11264 attempt 1: bad CRC length = 990
then the same message but "byte 217088" . The file converted well, and was easily opened in Excel. The Triad report had 2160 for an item count and 2160 lines were in the Excel spreadsheet. MY conclusion? Perhaps Z modem corrected the errors ?
Any further comments, advice?
Answer: When ZMODEM Reports a CRC error (or any other error, as far as I know), it has already corrected the problem. The error messages are for your information only. Zmodem is able to detect errors by using a cyclical redundancy check, and correct them by requesting information to be re-sent if necessary.