About object configuration

This topic describes: 

About remote configurations

For the initial Transfer CFT startup, you must define each of the initial configuration files before you can perform a transfer. This configuration can later be modified or added to using either the command line or GUI interface.

You can dynamically configure the Transfer CFT from either of the user interfaces while the product is running. You can use commands such as CFTSEND, CFTRECV, CFTAUTH, CFTIDF, and CFTLATE to configure and monitor file transfers.

Configuration topic

Configuration topic

Contents

Transfer accounting records - CFTACCNT

Describes how to define the recording mode for statistical data of correctly terminated transfers.

Authorized flow definitions- CFTAUTH

Describes how to create and manage flow definition authorization lists for the CFTAUTH object.

Catalog attributes - CFTCAT

Describes how to define the Transfer CFT catalog attributes. The Transfer CFT catalog displays all Transfer CFT transfers in list form.

Communication modes - CFTCOM

Describes how to define the communication media used by the Transfer CFT monitor.

Job scheduling - CFTCRON

This topic describes the Transfer CFT CRONJOB feature which enables you to schedule the execution of certain jobs at predetermined dates and times.

Broadcasting lists - CFTDEST

Describes how to manage partner diffusion lists for the CFTDEST object.

Exit tasks - CFTEXIT

Describes how to define the environment and activation of an exit task. Each CFTEXIT object has an associated exit task. The topic describes how to activate an exit task.

Template to virtual file associations - CFTIDF

Describes how to define a network identifier for a given partner, and a transfer direction, when partners cannot agree on common file identifiers.

Implicit SEND template - CFTISEND

This topic describes CFTISEND, which you can use to perform a transfer using the implicit SEND mechanism.

Transfer Log file - CFTLOG

A CFTLOG object defines the monitor log file declarations. The monitor records the significant events occurring during a transfer, such as:

  • Session start
  • Transfer start
  • Restart points
  • Transfer end
  • Session close
  • Incidents

Network resources - CFTNET

Describes how to define the local network resources to:

  • Define a network resource
  • Supply the Transfer CFT monitor with information which is required to access the network

General parameters - Transfer CFTPARM

Describes how to define general parameters that:

  • Specify the parameters that control Transfer CFT operations globally
  • Select the other parameter setting commands that are taken into account during execution

Partner definitions - CFTPART

Describes how to define and manage partner parameters for the CFTPART object.

Transfer protocol - CFTPROT

In order for computers to transfer files, a set of transfer rules must be established. Describes how to set up these transfer rules, or file transfer protocols.

Default receive template - CFTRECV

Describes how to create and manage transfer templates for the CFTRECV object.

Ongoing receive template files

Describes how to create and manage transfer templates for the Ongoing CFTRECV object.

Default SEND template - CFTSEND

Describes how to create and manage transfer templates for the CFTSEND object.

Ongoing SEND template files

Describes how to create and manage transfer templates for the Ongoing CFTSEND  object.

Security profiles - CFTSSH This functionality is not supported in the Copilot UI.

Transport security - CFTSSL

The properties of each SSL session opened by Transfer CFT in both client and server modes are determined by a security profile.

Translation tables - CFTXLATE

Describes how to define and modify translation tables for the CFTXLATE object.

Default networks - CFTXXX

Describes how to define and modify network file identifiers for the CFTXXX object.

Setting up the local Transfer CFT

This section describes how to use the initial configuration objects in Copilot for Transfer CFT. The Initial environment refers to parameters that are originally set for Transfer CFT on start-up, and are the standard settings for Transfer CFT.

This topic introduces the icons and commands in the Main window of this interface.

The execution environment, or initial Transfer CFT configuration, groups together the set of parameters used by Transfer CFT on start-up. If you modify these parameters, you must stop and restart the monitor in order for the parameters to be taken into account. If you do not restart the Transfer CFT, a Red exclamation point red exclamation point is displayed after the Initial Configuration node in the left pane window indicating that the modifications are not updated.

Note that you can create more than one Initial configuration. The configuration that is currently being used, IDPARM0 for example, is listed by its ID after the Initial Configuration folder in the left pane object manager in the following format:

Folder Initial configuration: IDPARM0

Copilot enables you to edit other configurations that are currently running on your Transfer CFT.

Initial Transfer CFT configuration objects

Copilot for Transfer CFT provides a means of remotely managing Transfer CFT in a Windows like environment using commands such as CFTLOG, CFTCOM, and CFTPARM for configuring and monitoring file transfers. Transfer CFT provides a set of tools, CFTSEND and CFTRECV, for configuring file transfers as well as logging via a set of internal files in the log and catalog.

Transfer CFT provides a set of specific objects for:

  • Initial environment
  • Ongoing environment

Window tabs located under the toolbar in the Copilot for Transfer CFT window are listed below. Optional objects that are not configured are displayed as orange nodes.

Transfer CFT object icons

Icon

Command name and description

CFTACCNT object for transfer statistics

CFTACCNT

Defines recording mode of statistical data for correctly terminated transfers

CFTCAT object to define catalog

CFTCAT

A CFTCAT object forms part of the Transfer CFT definition. It describes the way the catalog is managed: file, scanning mode, retention time before purge, and so on. The catalog logs all the information relative to transfer requests.

CFTCOM object to define communication medium

CFTCOM

The CFTCOM object forms part of the Transfer CFT monitor definition (CFT Configuration tab). It defines the communication medium between user programs and the Transfer CFT monitor.

CFTEXIT object defines an exit task

CFTEXIT

A CFTEXIT object describes the environment and activation of an EXIT task. Each CFTEXIT object has an associated EXIT task.

CFTLOG object to define log characteristics

CFTLOG

The CFTLOG object forms part of the Transfer CFT definition, and defines the Transfer CFT log files. Transfer CFT records the significant events occurring during a transfer:

  • Session start
  • Transfer start
  • Restart points
  • Transfer end
  • Session close
  • Incidents

CFTNET object to define local network resource

CFTNET

The CFTNET object defines network resources. Access to a telecommunication network is defined in this object as well as resources to access this network. Parameters in this object vary, depending on whether the resource is local or remote.

CFTPARM object defines general environment parameters

CFTPARM

The CFTPARM object forms part of the Transfer CFT monitor definition. It is the object where you:

  • specify the parameters which control Transfer CFT operations globally
  • select the other parameter setting commands which should be taken into account during execution

The parameters that define the Transfer CFT environment relate in particular to:

  • Sizing constants
  • Pointers to other parameters
  • End-of-transfer actions
  • Product activation key

CFTPROT object to create a protocol definition

CFTPROT

The CFTPROT object is used to define a protocol and specify certain parameters relate to the network resources used for a given protocol exchange.

CFTRECV object to define receive file model

CFTRECV

The CFTRECV object defines:

  • the name and local physical characteristics of the file to receive
  • the actions to perform locally during and after the transfer (translation, compression, call to a user EXIT, an end-of-transfer procedure...)
  • an authorized time slot and default user associated with the transfers

CFTSEND

The CFTSEND object defines:

  • the name and local physical characteristics of the file to send
  • the network characteristics of the file to send to the partner
  • the actions to perform locally during and after the transfer (translation, compression, call to a user EXIT, an end-of-transfer procedure...)
  • an authorized time slot and default user associated with the transfers

Selected CRONTABS

The Transfer CFT CRONJOB feature enables you to schedule the execution of certain jobs at predetermined dates and times.

Ongoing GUI configuration objects

The Transfer CFT file transfer environment, the ongoing configuration, groups together the set of Transfer CFT parameters and files used by Transfer CFT. You can modify these parameters without stopping the Transfer CFT.

The following table introduces dynamic, or Ongoing, configuration objects.

Icon

Command name and use

Authorization list

The CFTAUTH object defines a list of model file identifiers for each partner and transfer direction. All identifiers in the list have identical transfer rights or restrictions.

Partner broadcast list

The CFTDEST object defines a list of partners for distribute/collect operations. The list of partners can be described in one of the following ways:

  • Explicitly using a list type parameter
  • Using a file in which the list is saved

Network file identifier

A CFTIDF object defines a network identifier for a given partner and a transfer direction when partners cannot agree on common file identifiers.

CFTIDF is used for all protocols except PeSIT SIT.

Partner

The CFTPART object defines the characteristics for each partner relative to the network, protocols, transfers and transfer states.

Receive template file

The CFTRECV object defines:

  • Name and local physical characteristics of the file to receive
  • Actions to perform locally during and after the transfer (translation, compression, call to a user EXIT, an end-of-transfer procedure...)
  • Authorized time slot and default user associated with the transfers

Send template file

The CFTSEND object defines:

  • the name and local physical characteristics of the file to send
  • the network characteristics of the file to send to the partner
  • the actions to perform locally during and after the transfer (translation, compression, call to a user EXIT, an end-of-transfer procedure...)
  • an authorized time slot and default user associated with the transfers

Implicit send template file

Use the CFTISEND to perform a transfer using the implicit SEND mechanism. In this object, CFTISEND is set to IMPLICIT= YES, so it automatically handles the receive requests sent without warning by a remote partner (only in server mode).

Character set conversion

A CFTXLATE object defines a translation table for use between two computers that use different character sets. Each table is built using a file that contains a single 256-character record. Via its position and value, each character in this record defines the correspondence between the two character sets.

CFTCRON object to define job scheduling

CRONJOBS

The Transfer CFT CRONJOB feature enables you to schedule the execution of certain jobs at predetermined dates and times.

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