To start Micro Focus XDBC on the server

Enter the following at the command prompt:

mfdbcs -start

This runs a script that invokes the xdbcsrvr daemon on the default port, 20222. If the Micro Focus XDBC server daemon is already running, Micro Focus XDBC displays the message:

bind: Address already in use

and a new Micro Focus XDBC server process will not be started. You can, however, start multiple Micro Focus XDBC servers on different ports. If you want to start Micro Focus XDBC with new options, you must stop and restart xdbcsrvr.

If you would like to invoke the server daemon with different security, logging, or port options, you can issue the xdbcsrvr command directly. Following is the command syntax for xdbcsrvr.

Command Syntax

xdbcsrvr [-a[l]] [-p] [-kn] [log]


mfdbcs -start [-n port] [-1]

Optional arguments to xdbcsrvr include:

-a[l] Activates the operating system (OS) authorization checking. This option lets one user start a process and pass ownership to another.

You must pass a valid OS user ID and password as part of the connect string, so the spawned service knows who owns it. xdbcsrvr performs a default OS authentication.

If the [l] modifier is specified, xdbcsrvr logs the outcome of the authentication request to the system log. On Windows, this is the event log.

-kn Specifies a masking key value used to decrypt incoming OS and DBMS user ID and password information. Clients must have the same value in their net.ini file in the KEY_CONNECT variable.
-pport_number Assigns the listener port number for clients to request service. The default is 20222.
log Starts logging. It puts a log file named tcmprocessid.log in the directory in which xdbcsrvr is started.

For information on pinging or stopping an Micro Focus XDBC Server, see the sections Pinging Micro Focus XDBC and Stopping Micro Focus XDBC Server.