Specify maximum number of retries (in all classes)

$retry_max line count

This command specifies the maximum number of transmission retries across all outcome classes. Without this command, retries are counted separately for each transmission outcome class, so that for example a single 'no answer' outcome does not affect the number of retries done of 'busy' outcomes.

If you request a manual retry operation, a retry will be done which may take the total number of retries above that specified in this command.  But after any failed attempt, if the specified maximum number of retries has been reached or exceeded, the FS will still be treated as failed.

If an 'immediate retry' (less than one minute delay) is specified for the attempt on which the maximum is attained, a further retry will be done (so the maximum could be exceeded).

The parameters on this command are used as follows:

line the line number or line group(s) affected, or * for all lines.
count the maximum number of retries to be done

Default: No limit, retries specified for each outcome class by $retry_delays


$retry_max 7    ; no more than seven retries (eight attempts)

$retry_max 0    ; suppress retries