Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator's Guide

Using the Automatic Restart Utility (Windows)

The server is automatically restarted by a server-monitoring utility if the server crashes. On systems that have debugging tools installed, a dialog box with debugging information appears if the server crashes. To help debug server plug-in API programs (for example, NSAPI programs), disable the auto-start feature by setting a high timeout value. Also turn off the debugging dialog boxes by using the Registry Editor.

Changing the Time Interval (Windows)

To change the time interval for the server between startup and automatic restart, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Registry Editor.

  2. Select your server’s key (in the left side of the Registry Editor window, located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Netscape\Enterprise\6.0).

  3. Choose Add Value from the Edit menu. The Add Key dialog box appears.

  4. In Value Name, type MortalityTimeSecs.

  5. Select REG_DWORD from the Data Type drop-down list.

  6. Click OK. The DWORD Editor dialog box appears.

  7. Type the time interval (in seconds) between startup and automatic restart.

    The interval can be in binary, decimal, or hexadecimal format.

  8. Click the numerical format for the value you entered in the previous step (binary, decimal, or hexadecimal).

  9. Click OK.

    The MortalityTimeSecs value appears in hexadecimal format at the right side of the Registry Editor window.

Turning Off the Debugging Dialog Box (Windows)

If you installed an application (such as a compiler) that has modified system debugging settings and the server crashes, you might see a system-generated application error dialog box. The server will not restart until you click OK.

ProcedureTo turn off the debugging dialog box

  1. Start the Registry Editor.

  2. Select the AeDebug key, located in the left side of the Registry window in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.

  3. Double-click the Auto value in the right side of the window.

    The String Editor dialog box appears.

  4. Change the string value to 1.