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A route string describes the stations of a connection required between two hosts. A route string has the syntax


It consists of any number of substrings in the form /H/host/S/service/W/pass .


H, S, and W must be uppercase!


A route string contains a substring for each SAProuter and for the target server.

Each substring contains the information required by SAProuter to set up a connection in the route: the host name, the port name, and the password, if one was given.

Syntax for substrings:

        /H / indicates the host name‑{}‑


Note that the host name must be at least two characters long.

        /S/ is used for specifying the service (port); it is an optional entry, the default value is 3299

        /W/ indicates the password for the connection between the predecessor and successor on the route and is also optional (default is “”, no password)


In earlier Releases (<4.0A), the password entry was made one substring later and with the letter /P/.

New: /H/saprouter/W/pass/H/targetserver

Old: /H/saprouter/H/targetserver/P/pass

(Here pass is the password which is checked by the SAProuter on host saprouter to set up or prohibit the connection from the source host to the target host.)

Due to downward compatibility, the old password entry form is still possible.

See also:

Route String Entry for SAProuter

Route Connects in the implementation part



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