DragonFly Server Operation

Operative Modes

This section outlines the basic operation of the DragonFly Server.

Starting the Server:

Once the server has been installed, you may start it by submitting a batch job. A sample job in the CNTL library member DRAGON14 shows you how to select the PORT number and the TRACE parameter.

You may of course run this as a started task. Sample JCL for the started task is found in the CNTL library member DRAGON.

Though it is not recommended, this server can be run from a TSO clist or called from the TSO command line. The server will halt if SYSPRINT is allocated to the screen and the buffer fills. If TSO is used to start the server you should be prepared to man it or allocate SYSPRINT to a dataset.

If you wish to run more than one DragonFly Server you must use a different port number for each subsequent instance. The parm is PORT='nnn' on the started task or PORT=nnn in the batch job. Any valid TCPIP port number is acceptable provided it is not in use.

Stopping the Server:

To shut the server down, you may run the shutdown batch job included in the CNTL library. In addition, you may shut the server down from any Netscape or Internet Explorer browser simply by issuing the following command.

The password for each server load library may be altered using the PASSWORD member of the CNTL library. This way each developer may have their own password.

Copying HTML and other objects into the server:

You may put HTML into the server from three sources
1) A PDS (Partitioned Dataset) edited using ISPF
2) Another http server.
3) From a file FTPed to your mainframe. (must be FB 80)

Use the convert utility to copy the PDS or other dataset version of the HTML to the servers VSAM database. This database is allocated via the RESOURCE DD in the server JCL and in the convert utility. The convert utility will only move HTML. Graphics and Java applets cannot be moved with this utility. They need to be imported using the the browser from another http server. We provide instructions for obtaining a free staging http server.

Use the browser utility with the capture parameter to obtain HTML source from any http server accessible using an IP address. This utility is to be used to get graphics, applets and any other non-HTML object into the server. (Note: This release does support virtual domain servers)

Copying HTML out of the server:

The convert utility is used to extract HTML source that has been previously stored in the RESOURCE database. This includes HTML "Captured" by the Browser. The HTML source in placed in the PDS of your choice.

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