Administration Features and Functions > Connection Manager Access > Functions Menu
Functions Menu
The Connection Manager’s Functions menu includes the following:
Close Connection Manager
Terminates all active Desktop connections. Any data being processed by active sessions is lost. Any processes begun by active sessions are terminated.
Restart Connection Manager
Shuts down and restarts Connection Manager. This option has the same effect as Close Connection Manager, but also restarts it after complete shutdown.
Reset failed init count
Resets the initialization failed counter. The system maintains a count of the number of times Connection Manager unsuccessfully attempts to start a session. When this counter reaches the maximum number, as indicated in Maximum Failures on the Connection Manager configuration page, it stops further automatic attempts to start the session.
This number is automatically reset when a successful connection is made.
Delete HTML cache
This option clears all cached HTML maintenance screens. Removing the cache is required whenever updates are made to screen elements—such as adding lookups to a field—to ensure that the new screen information is read by the system. This is a legacy feature and does not apply to Desktop programs running in the QAD .NET UI.
Update configuration settings
It displays the Configuration Parameters Page, which is used to set up and configure the Connection Manager options.
Configuration Parameters Page
The Configuration Parameters page includes the following settings:
The machine name or IP address of the SSH or telnet server.
The port number for SSH or telnet. The default is 22 (SSH). For telnet, the port number is 23.
Specifies the connection protocol as ssh (the default) or telnet.
Startup Script
The server log-in prompts and the responses to these prompts, separated with the pipe symbol (|). The standard order is:
loginPrompt|userid|passwordPrompt|$PASSWD|osPrompt|cd UIConfigDir|osPrompt|startScript
For example:
login:|mfg|Password:|$PASSWD|$|cd /user/mfg/work|$|exec /user/mfg/work/scripts/connmgr.wrap
The same startup script can be used for both SSH and telnet. If using SSH, the login credentials in the script will be ignored if they are specified in the Server Startup User and Server Startup Password settings. For SSH, if you have defined Server Startup User and Server Startup Password, you can remove the login credentials from the script but the first four token delimiters must still be included in the script. For example, for telnet, the script might be:
login:|mfg|Password:|$PASSWD|$|cd /user/mfg/work|$|exec /user/mfg/work/scripts/connmgr.wrap
For SSH, however, with the login credentials defined in Server Startup User and Server Startup Password, the script can be:
||||$|cd /user/mfg/work|$|exec /user/mfg/work/scripts/connmgr.wrap
Server Startup User
Specifies the user ID of the server startup user, if not specified in the startup script. (This setting is only used for SSH.)
Server Startup Password
The password for the session startup script, if not specified in the startup script. It is encrypted on entry.
Minimum Connections
The minimum number of open connections that the system should maintain.
Maximum Connections
The maximum number of open connections that the system should allow.
Maximum Failures
Number of times Connection Manager should attempt to restart an unsuccessful connection.
Connections Monitor Frequency
Number of milliseconds between checks for all connections.
Wait Time for Idle Connection
The maximum wait time in milliseconds for a requested connection from the Connection Manager. If the maximum number of connections has been reached, or if new connections are in the initializing state, the wait time may expire. The default value is 20000 (20 seconds).
Connection Timeout
Number of milliseconds a session can remain inactive before Connection Manager closes it. The default value is 3600000 (60 minutes).
Processing Timeout
How often, in milliseconds, a locked or busy screen is pinged (that is, checked for changes). A locked or busy screen is considered to be in processing mode, which is when the underlying program is processing and is not prompting for user input. The default value is 2000 (2 seconds).
Initializing Timeout
Number of milliseconds Connection Manager will wait for a session to successfully initialize. The default value is 180000 (3 minutes).
Operating System Win32/NT
True if the Progress sessions are executing on a computer with a Windows operating system.
Wait Time
Number of milliseconds between checks of a session while it runs reports. The default value is 2000 (2 seconds).