Buffer Functions (Polling)
15.5. Retrieving Data Using the Server Function
The Server feature allows you to use your SFTP or FTP client to retrieve
data from the NetLink II unit. When the Server feature is properly
conﬁgured and enabled, the NetLink II will function as an SFTP/FTP ﬁle
server, allowing you to download ﬁles as needed.
In order to use this feature, your installation must include the following:
• A network connection to the NetLink II unit. Note that the network
must be running TCP.IP in order to retrieve data using your SFTP or
• An appropriate SFTP or FTP client.
To conﬁgure the Server feature, access the NetLink II command mode, and
then select parameters as described in Section 5.4.7.
15.5.1. File Names Created by the Server Feature
When the Server feature is used, NetLink II will assign a name to the ﬁle
that contains the data. This ﬁle name will be based on the user-deﬁned
base ﬁle name, the source port and the data type. File names created by the
Server feature do not include an extension. As shown in Figure 15.5, the
ﬁle name consists of the following components:
Note: This ﬁle naming convention applies only to data that is
transferred by the Server feature. A different ﬁle naming convention
is employed when data is transferred using the Push feature.
File Name (Up to Four Characters): The base ﬁle name that is
deﬁned via item 3 in the Server conﬁguration menu. If the ﬁle name is
not deﬁned, NetLink II will use the ﬁrst three characters of the Site ID
message. If the Site ID message is not deﬁned, the letters "PNL" will
be used. Note that if the ﬁle name is less than four characters long, the
remaining characters in this ﬁeld will not be used.
Figure 15.5: Server Function File Names