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enq


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  ENQ  /enkw/  or  /enk/  [from  the  ASCII  mnemonic  ENQuire  for 
  0000101]  An  on-line  convention  for  querying  someone's  availability. 
  After  opening  a  {talk  mode}  connection  to  someone  apparently  in  heavy 
  hack  mode,  one  might  type  `SYN  SYN  ENQ?'  (the  SYNs  representing  notional 
  synchronization  bytes),  and  expect  a  return  of  {ACK}  or  {NAK}  depending  on 
  whether  or  not  the  person  felt  interruptible  Compare  {ping},  {finger}, 
  and  the  usage  of  `FOO?'  listed  under  {talk  mode}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ENQ 
 
  1.    /enkw/  or  /enk/  ENQuire.  The  {mnemonic}  for 
  {ASCII}  character  5. 
 
  2.    An  on-line  convention  for  querying  someone's 
  availability.  After  opening  a  {chat}  connection  to  someone 
  apparently  in  heavy  hack  mode,  one  might  type  "SYN  SYN  ENQ?" 
  (the  SYNs  representing  notional  synchronisation  bytes),  and 
  expect  a  return  of  {ACK}  or  {NAK}  depending  on  whether  or  not 
  the  person  felt  interruptible 
 
  Compare  {ping},  {finger}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1998-01-18)