1 OverviewLATCP allows you to control the LAT software on a node and to obtain information from it. For example, you can use LATCP to create services on the local node, to associate a port on the local node with a service or device on a remote terminal server, and to display information about services offered on the local node or on other nodes in the network. When you use LATCP commands to change LAT characteristics (such as creating a service and associating a port with a service), the changes take effect immediately. However, when the LAT port driver stops, these characteristics are lost. If you want these characteristics to be present the next time you start the LAT port driver, edit LAT$SYSTARTUP.COM by modifying or adding commands to set these characteristics. Then, invoke LAT$STARTUP.COM to start the LAT port driver. Format RUN SYS$SYSTEM:LATCP To invoke LATCP, enter RUN SYS$SYSTEM:LATCP at the DCL command prompt. At the LATCP> prompt, you can enter any of the LATCP commands. To exit from LATCP, enter the EXIT command at the LATCP> prompt or press Ctrl/Z. You can also execute a single LATCP command by using a DCL string assignment statement, as shown in the following example: $ LCP :== $LATCP $ LCP SET NODE/STATE=ON LATCP executes the SET NODE command and returns control to DCL.