More Testing

Once you have opened up either the SIP OR SIP2 ports to be accessible from outside you can do some testing via telnet. In the following tests:

  1. Start by testing your ability to log into the SIP server:

    Note

    We are using 6001 here which is associated with SIP2 as per our configuration.

    $ telnet $server 6001
    Connected to $server.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    9300CN$username|CO$password|CP$instid

    If successful, the SIP server returns a 941 result. A result of 940, however, indicates an unsuccessful login attempt. Check the <accounts> section of your SIP configuration and try agin.

  2. Once you have logged in successfully, replace the variables in the following line and paste it into the telnet session:

    2300120080623    172148AO$instid|AA$user_barcode|AC$password|AD$user_password

    If successful, the SIP server returns the patron information for $user_barcode, similar to the following:

    24  Y           00120100113    170738AEFirstName MiddleName LastName|AA$user_barcode|BLY|CQY
    |BHUSD|BV0.00|AFOK|AO$instid|

    The response declares it is a valid patron BLY with a valid password CQY and shows the user’s $name.

  3. To test the SIP server’s item information response, issue the following request:

    1700120080623    172148AO$instid|AB$item_barcode|AC$password

    If successful, the SIP server returns the item information for $item_barcode, similar to the following:

    1803020120160923    190132AB30007003601852|AJRégion de Kamouraska|CK001|AQOSUL|APOSUL|BHCAD
    |BV0.00|BGOSUL|CSCA2 PQ NR46 73R

    The response declares it is a valid item, with the title, owning library, permanent and current locations, and call number.