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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

ENQ /enkw/, /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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

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)