ipsvce IPSVCE is the Fip HTTP demon that allows a user running Netscape or Internet Explorer to manage the Fip system. To access when running, type in theLocation field of the browser : http://(hostname of the Fip box):9090 On Unix,IPSVCE can also be used in batch mode typically to start and stop processes on startup or for maintenance via crontab. - for example during the nightly maintenance, you may wish to stop certain processes, cleanup some files and restart. On NT however IPSVCE is hidden so to start and stop processes WITHOUT using a browser : use 'ipnt -k(name)' and 'ipnt -a(name)'. Note that for NT, IPSVCE runs as an NT Service which automatically starts on reboot. In this case it also zaps all files in the temporary area '/fip/x' - SYSTEM, TMP*, SFFTMP*, SYN* and FORM*. On NT IPSVCE can NOT be run manually from a command prompt UNLESS the -S and -X switches are supplied - in this case 'x' is left alone. Input parameters on startup are -h : hostname for IP address default: hostname Use this to use an alternate ethernet card in your system which is NOT the main boot address. -t : the auto check time default: 60 sec -P : port number for the server default: 9090 -S : do NOT check for status every 60 secs default: do -C : Use the Cookie not the IP address default: IP address Some firewalls destroy/change the IP address. Use this to track using Cookies instead. -v : print the version no and quit --UNIX only-- -u : start all programs under this logon default: that of user -a : start this name/group/program/all default: no -l : start this name/group/program/all then start the local group default: no -k : stop this name/group/program/all default: no --WINNT only-- -d : NT drive for /fip def: drive started from -X : Testing - do NOT start as a service def: normal running To start and stop name/group/programs on NT, use 'ipnt' ---------------------------- Installation/running........ 1. Sort out the parameter files below 2. add yourself a logon 3. Install programs as per below IPSVCE uses the following files : 1. fix/SYSTEM.fiplick.(full host.domain name) contact Fippes for your own licence number 2. tables/sys/SVCE.SYSTEM.(SHORT-HOSTNAME) eg if your hostname is rinky.dink.bongo.org the parameter file is SVCE.SYSTEM.RINKY see below for valid keywords. 3. tables/sys/SYSTEM (and the running version in 'x') This is the SAME file as used by the commandline program 'ip' or 'ipnt' 4. tables/sys/SVCE.LOGON for a list of valid logons of thse people who will use IPSVE from a browser 5. a number of template HTML stub files in tables/svce ---- LOGON file has structure logon (tabs/spc) passwd (tab/spc) level (tab/spc) Topframe (eoln) no spaces or tabs in logon and passwd level is numeric 0-9999 You must be > 100 to run ADMIN programs Topframe is the stub as 'top' in /fip/tables/svce/top.html This is the first page to be displayed. case is important for each parameter ! Use a different Topframe to restrict/allow access to various parts of the system ---- SVCE.SYSTEM.(hostname) - Main Param file - has the syntax : ;comment line company: (FipSeq Text) (eoln) This will be displayed on each page as a title defallow: (y/n) (eoln) The default is to allow all and any logon to connect and logon - use 'disallow' to block certain IP addresses. If you use 'defallow'no' then the default is NO access unless specifically mentioned in an 'allow'. allow:(ip address) (eoln) Allow this IP address to logon There can be up to 100 allows and disallows. disallow:(ip address) (eoln) Do NOT allow this IP address to logon. startup: (a/k prog/group/ALL) (eoln) Start (a) or stop (k) the following names/groups/programs at Startup. These are valid in the system file. If you have NO startup, nothing will be started on reboot. You are advised to have something there. There is also a 'd' command which delays a number of seconds (1<=d<=60) startup:d 10 htmlchr:(Incoming chr) (spaces/tabs) (Outgoing chr) (eoln) or htmlchr:(Incoming chr) (spaces/tabs) (Outgoing string) (eoln) timeout: No of seconds to wait before timeing out a logon The default is one hour (3600 secs). Set to Zero for NO automatic logout. Note that Log Ticker will refresh this automatically and will never be logged-off. hostname-to-use:(hostname) ipaddress-to-use:(ipaddress) Use either of these to overrule the -h (name) or the default hostname where you want to be looking down a specific ethernet card rather than the default. Example : ; ; Publication/Company Banner company:Per Arne's rinky dink browser thingy ; ; Either allow everyone AND disable the bad ones .... ;;defallow:N ; Disallow a couple of hosts ;;disallow:126.96.36.199 ;;disallow:188.8.131.52 ; Or DISable by default and allow only where specified defallow:y allow:184.108.40.206 allow:220.127.116.11 ; ; Start/stop The following SYSTEM groups/programs at Startup..... ; startup: awheel startup: arun ;;startup: k2net htmlchr:(Incoming chr) (spaces/tabs) (Outgoing chr) (eoln) or htmlchr:(Incoming chr) (spaces/tabs) (Outgoing string) (eoln) where the two chrs can be printable chrs or escaped octal. Eg htmlchr:\245 a htmlchr:a A htmlchr:b B htmlchr:\377 \376 htmlchr:\003 \256qr\257 If the file has a FipStyle header between '~ NL', any '~' and NL chrs are preserved but any other are translated. Parameter files in tables/svce are stubs of HTML. Most actions required a '*.top' and a '*.end' if the data is NOT already in HTML format. Queues and Show.status (stat) also need a '*.line'. The following FipHdr fields are used in the HTML templates : ZC - Company or Publication Name - as in the 'company' keyword in tables/sys/SVCE.SYSTEM.(hostname) ZE - error msg for this action (in FipSeq). ZF - error msg if file NOT found for show/dir etc ZH - host IP address ZJ - hostname ZK - Logon Cookie key ZL - an entry line in a browse (usually a filename) ZM - Heading ZN - filename for show ZO - options - just a big buffer that can be added anywhere and is 'top' dependent eg do_woops woops.top = <OPTION VALUE="dest1">Dest1 ZP - port ZQ - Queue name in a browse ZS - seek position in page ZR - Search (ifany) for page ZT - HTML for a Ticker (show log and resend) ZY - ticker time - default 60 secs ZZ - minor subparam used for various things - show no of lines for do_dir, msg for Block SS - Stat - Current Status SN - Stat - name SG - Stat - group SP - Stat - program SO - Stat - opposite action ie Kill if Running, Activate if killed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sundry notes 1. SCAN and MONITOR For Scan or Monitor, the default files are SCANSVCE and MONSVCE in tables/sys. If you want to use different parameter files, then find them in the tables/svce/fipuser.html (or equivalent) : <OPTION VALUE="q&scan">Run the Queue Scanner <OPTION VALUE="q&monitor">Run the File Monitor For monitor - to use a parameter file MONOINKY : <OPTION VALUE="q&monitor=monoinky">Run the File Monitor ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation On UNIX .............. Installation is normally part of the checklist that comes with you install kit. Generally on a new install, run 'ipmgr' to create and copy templates BEFORE doing the following. You will then need to make sure ipsvce runs as a demon Unix : run ipsvce : ipsvce & to use the default port 9090 or ipsvce -P 9091 & to define a specific port Normally this will be the last section of the startup script 'local/rc.commgr' which is then started by S99fip in /etc/rc3.d or /etc/inittab or /etc/rc.local depending on your operating system. Note that for normal running Fip uses EITHER 'ip -d' OR 'ipsvce' as the Fip Control Daemon - which is what is started in 'rc.commgr'. IF YOU ELECT TO USE 'IP' as this checker daemon AND you also want to run 'ipsvce', pls start 'ipsvce' with the '-S' input switch so the checks are not duplicated as they MAY conflict! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Installation On Windows NT .............. Installation is normally part of the checklist that comes with you install kit. Generally on a new install, run 'ipmgr' to create and copy templates BEFORE doing the following. IPSVCE acts as the NT Service for Fip. Note that 'ipsvce' REPLACES 'ipntsvce'. Before installing you MUST REMOVE IPNTSVCE IF IT EXISTS. To Install : - Check Control Panel/Services that "Fip Comms Manager" does NOT exist - if it does, REMOVE as per below. - Change to the correct drive/queue for Fip programs Cmd>f: Cmd>cd \fip\bin - Install the service with Cmd>ipsvce -install If there is NO message back to say that Fip Comms Mgr installed ccorrectely, Check the Event viewer for the reason why - Check Control Panel/Services that "Fip Comms Manager" exists - start it. - you may also wish to make it AUTOMATICALLY start on reboot at this point. To Remove : - Check Control Panel/Services that "Fip Comms Manager" is NOT running - if it is STOP that Service. - Change to the correct drive/queue for Fip programs Cmd>f: Cmd>cd \fip\bin - Remove the service with Cmd>ipsvce -remove - NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP AND START ANYTHING ONCE THIS HAS BEEN DONE. To Upgrade : - Check Control Panel/Services that "Fip Comms Manager" is NOT running - if it is STOP that Service. - Change to the correct drive/queue for Fip programs Cmd>f: Cmd>cd \fip\bin - Stop and REMOVE (as above) IPSVCE if it is running. - Copy new programs into \fip\bin. - Install as above To start and stop processes WITHOUT using a browser - for example for the nightly maintenance - use 'ipnt -k(name)' and 'ipnt -a(name)'. (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.