When the connection to the Domain Manager is established, the Domain Manager sends a Domain Manager connect record. These records are sent to the rule set even if the front end issues no subscriptions. In fact, it is sometimes useful to use a subscriber front end with no subscriptions just for the purpose of being notified when the Domain Manager terminates and restarts. The ASL format of the Domain Manager connect record is:

timestamp:    integer           fs
              “CONNECT”         fs
server:       word              fs