Control Panel Setup button ALLcNET server ALLcNET administration Contents

Clicking on the setup button in ALLcNET Control Panel main window will open a window used to control the ALLcNET server (as an NT service or Win95/98 background task). Please note that most functions in the Setup window can only be used when running ALLcNET Control Panel on the machine that is running the ALLcNET server software. The window is shown in the following figure and the functions are described below.





Email Service

This section is used to control the ALLcNET server which runs as a service under NT. The buttons allow you to perform the following functions;

  • Install:

    Installs ALLcNET Email server as a service on your machine. This is done automatically during installation of the software so this button will only need to be used for troubleshooting (or experimentation!).

  • Remove:

    Removes ALLcNET service from your machine. Note: to completely remove ALLcNET please follow the instructions in the UnInstall section.

  • Query:

    The server is queried and will return basic information as to the state of the service. Most importantly, if it is still running.

  • Start:

    Starts the service. The service must be started (running) for your organisation to send or receive email.

  • Stop:

    Stops the service.



Web Service

This section is used to control the ALLcNET Web server which runs as a service under NT. The buttons allow you to perform the following functions;

  • Install:

    Installs ALLcNET Web server as a service on your machine. This is done automatically during installation of the software so this button will only need to be used for troubleshooting (or experimentation!).

  • Remove:

    Removes Web service from your machine. Note: to completely remove ALLcNET please follow the instructions in the UnInstall section.

  • Query:

    The server is queried and will return basic information on the server.

  • Start:

    Starts the service. The service must be started (running) for your users to browse the World Wide Web or view pages from your Intranet Web.

  • Stop:

    Stops the service.

  • Restart:

    Gracefully restarts the Web Server, any transactions currently in progress will complete then the server will restart. Note: This is also done automatically whenever you change any of the details relating to the Web server in the settings window.



IP address of ALLcNET Server

This field defines the IP address of the machine that is running the ALLcNET server. Usually this will be the machine you are running the ALLcNET Control Panel on, and so the entry will be 127.0.0.1 (which is an IP address that always points to the local machine). The ALLcNET Control Panel program can connect to a remote computer running ALLcNET server, so you nominate the machine IP address (for example 192.168.0.60 if the machine is on you own network) in this field.

Disconnect

This will close the current connection between the ALLcNET Control Panel application and the ALLcNET server. The connection will be automatically reopened after a few seconds and you will see the login message in the top right hand pane of the main ALLcNET Control Panel window. This message will include the ALLcNET server software version number, a list of waiting email for all users, and the number of email's that are waiting to be sent to the Internet (the SMTP entry). The only time that you will want to disconnect is if you wish to connect to a ALLcNET server different from the one that is currently connected.

Send Special command to server

This will only be used in special circumstances at the direction of ALLcNET support personnel.

Log Message Detail

Allows the setting of the level of detail of messages that the server will generate (and save to the log files). These messages describe the operation of the server, ie who is logging in to check for email, email sent and received, and any error messages that may be generated. Valid values are from 1 to 4. Minimum is 1, normal is 2, high is 3, and 4 is the maximum detail.

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