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    SIP2 Servers on Multiple Ports

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18 and up



    How can we run SIP2 servers on multiple ports?
    We would like to setup 9 different servers.


    Please set the following line in $alephe_root/aleph_start.private (instead of XXX50 type in your real ADM library):

    setenv SIP2_STARTUP_LIBS "XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50 XXX50"

    Per configuration the number of SIP2_STARTUP_LIBS is not limited and you can define 10 or more SIP2_STARTUP_LIBS in aleph_start.private.

    Relogin to the server and run aleph_shutdown and aleph_startup. The first SIP2 server will be on port 5331, the second on port 5332, and so on.

    You can use one configuration table for all the ports or create configuration tables for each port:
    tab_sip2.conf.port1 (like tab_sip2.conf.5335 if your port number is 5335)

    The tab_sip2_alert file can also handle port extensions.
    The tab_sip2_sort_bin and tab_sip2_translate files do not take extensions, so only one of each of these files can exist for all the ports together.

    Additional Information

    When you attempt to restart servers in the UTIL menu and pick Other servers - SIP2 servers - only port 5331 will be offered as an alternative. In order to restart servers on other ports, you'll have to manually type the port number. However, the servers will be started automatically each time you startup Aleph.


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    • Article last edited: 16-Aug-2016