Connects two computers via parallel or serial ports and enables the computers to share disks and printer ports. For example, you could connect a laptop computer to a desktop computer and share files. You must install the INTERLNK.EXE device driver before you can use this command.
INTERLNK [client[:]= [server][:]]
To display the current status:
For more information about the Interlnk device driver, see
For more information about Intersvr, see the INTERSVR command.
For more information about setting the number of available drive letters, see the LASTDRIVE configuration option.
You must use the DEVICE command to install the INTERLNK.EXE device driver before you can use the INTERLNK command.
To cancel redirection of a client drive to a server drive, specify only the client drive and the equal sign (=).
If you use INTERLNK to connect to a computer that is not running INTERSVR, INTERLNK will show the connection as three additional floppy disk drives. However, if you try to show the contents of these drives, they will appear empty. To show the contents of the redirected drives, the server must be running INTERSVR.
When you connect two computers using INTERLNK, each additional drive will be assigned the next available drive letter. Because the LASTDRIVE setting in your CONFIG.SYS file determines how many drive letters are available, make sure LASTDRIVE is set high enough to accomodate the redirected drives.
This section describes the wiring specifications for serial Interlnk cables.
Make a serial cable with either a 9-pin or a 25-pin female connector on both ends. Three wires are required for data transmission: Ground-Ground, Transmit-Receive, and Receive-Transmit. Seven wires are required if you want to use the remote copy feature. Wire the cable:
9 pin 25 pin 25 pin 9 pin pin 5 pin 7 <------> pin 7 pin 5 (Ground-Ground) pin 3 pin 2 <------> pin 3 pin 2 (Transmit-Receive) pin 7 pin 4 <------> pin 5 pin 8 (RTS - CTS) pin 6 pin 6 <------> pin 20 pin 4 (DSR - DTR) pin 2 pin 3 <------> pin 2 pin 3 (Receive-Transmit) pin 8 pin 5 <------> pin 4 pin 7 (CTS - RTS) pin 4 pin 20 <------> pin 6 pin 6 (DTR - DSR) 9 pin 25 pin 25 pin 9 pin
This section describes the wiring specifications for parallel Interlnk cables.
Make a parallel cable with male DB-25 connectors at both ends. Eleven wires are required for data transmission.
25 pin 25 pin pin 2 <----> pin 15 pin 3 <----> pin 13 pin 4 <----> pin 12 pin 5 <----> pin 10 pin 6 <----> pin 11 pin 15 <----> pin 2 pin 13 <----> pin 3 pin 12 <----> pin 4 pin 10 <----> pin 5 pin 11 <----> pin 6 pin 25 <----> pin 25 (Ground-Ground) 25 pin 25 pin
Suppose drive E exists on a server, and INTERSVR is running. To redirect drive G on the client to drive E on the server, type:
To cancel the redirection of client drive F, type: