Readme for StartstopPipeConsole
Functionality implemented by:
Eric Thomas, ISTI
The StartstopPipeConsole tool provides a way to interact with the 'startstop' process using a console window. This is useful on Windows installations with 'startstop' service installed, where the service is otherwise difficult to access.
In the "startstop_nt.d" configuration file used by the 'startstop' service, the 'PipeName' entry should set to "EarthwormStartstopPipe" (or a 'PipeName' entry should not be specified). For more information on the 'startstop' service see the "Earthworm Windows Startstop Service" documentation.
To run the StartstopPipeConsole program, open a Command Prompt and enter StartstopPipeConsole. The program sends a message to the 'startstop' service requesting that a pipe-console be started. For the message to get through (via an operating-system pipe), administrator-level user access is required. The StartstopPipeConsole program will request this access when it is run.
If the pipe-console startup is successful, the StartstopPipeConsole
program window may then be used to interact with the 'startstop'
service. Only one instance of a StartstopPipeConsole may be
active at a time (any previous instance will be terminated).
Earthworm programs (such as "status", "pau", "sniffring", etc) may be
run in the StartstopPipeConsole.
To stop a StartstopPipeConsole, enter the command "exit". If a program is actively generating output (i.e., "sniffring"), it may be terminated by hitting Ctrl-C.