OS X Server; standalones as OS X services
dsc at swcp.com
Thu Jul 11 19:16:01 EDT 2002
On Thursday, July 11, 2002, at 03:41 PM, Bill Vlahos wrote:
> 1. There is a built-in application called WatchDog which can be
> configured to autorestart an application if it should crash
> thereby assuring that your program would always be running. This
> would be similar to running as a service under Windows for all
> practical purposes.
Will this start it the first time, that is, at boot? Is this on
regular ol OS X, too?
> 2. GUI based applications require a display card which is an
> option for XServe so it may not be included in all XServe
Will GUI be ignored if there is no card or will it break something?
> 3. If a server app has a GUI the server needs to come up fully to
> the desktop which means that the server must log in automatically
> and then call the screen saver to provide the security lock.
> Revolution can certainly build non-GUI apps and they would not
> have this requirement.
With Windows 2000 I have been able to run Rev-based services with a
GUI or with the GUI ignored.
How do I make a non-GUI app with Revolution? I always get a stack
> 4. Apple's server software in built in two parts. 1. A faceless
> non-GUI server app. and 2. Administrative front end which
> communicates over interfaces such as SSH, telnet, terminal, etc.
> and can be run on the server itself as well as a remote computer.
> This is probably a good model to follow and Revolution makes this
> pretty easy as it is cross-platform by nature.
Cool! I'm already splitting mine in two. I'm using tcp/ip for
My admin half is a GUI. Based on what you are recommending, maybe
it (or a version) should also run over telnet or terminal.
Wow! Thanks for all the info, Bill!
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