Creating additional servers or starting existing servers

You can create a new server or start an existing server through the InfoPrint SMIT administrator's interface. If you are not familiar with how to start the InfoPrint SMIT administrator's interface, see "Using the InfoPrint Interfaces" in InfoPrint Manager for AIX: Getting Started.

To create a new server or start an existing server:

  1. From the InfoPrint Printing System panel, click Start/Stop Servers. A new menu displays.
  2. Click Start a Server. The Start a Server dialog window opens.
  3. Enter the name of the InfoPrint server in the * SERVER name field. By default, InfoPrint fills in this field with the name of the AIX system on which you are running the SMIT session.
  4. To use a port number other than the default of 6874 as the communications port for InfoPrint, enter the port number in the PORT number field.
    Note: When selecting your own port number, always increment the choice by two because the InfoPrint server uses two numbers: the one you specify and the next one, for example, 6874 and 6875.
  5. If you want the InfoPrint server to run in a locale other than your current locale, enter the locale name in the LOCALE field.
  6. Press Enter. The result of this step depends on whether the server exists:
    • If the server does not exist, InfoPrint displays a confirmation message asking if you want to create a new server. Respond to the prompt to continue.
    • If the server exists but is not currently running, InfoPrint displays status information and issues a message when it successfully starts the server.
    • If the server exists and is running, InfoPrint issues a message to indicate that the server is already operational.

    Note:
  1. Normally you will only run one InfoPrint server on an AIX system.
  2. You also use this procedure to start a server that you have shut down.