FTP and HTTP server shutdown options

SecureTransport provides following two options for shutting down the FTP and HTTP servers:

  • Specify a schedule to shut down the server.
  • Shut down the server immediately.

The server shutdown option only applies to the HTTP and FTP servers.

The following topics provide how-to instructions for scheduling server shutdowns and immediately shutting down the server:

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Schedule server shutdowns

Use the server shutdown options to schedule a specific time of day for the server to shut down and to define a period of time in minutes before the scheduled shutdown during which new FTP and HTTP connections are no longer accepted and existing FTP and HTTP connections are disconnected.

  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous to and view the FTP/HTTP Server Shutdown Options pane.
  2. Select a format for the time of shutdown and type the time for the shutdown. The following time format options are available:
    • at (HHMM) – Schedule shutdown at exact specified time.
    • When defining an exact time, type the time in the HHMM format (a 2-digit hour followed by 2-digit minutes, based on a 24-hour clock) with no spaces or separators.
    • If a shutdown time is scheduled before the current system time, SecureTransport schedules the shutdown for the next day. For example, if the current time is 1400 and a HHMM shutdown time of 1330 is specified, the server is scheduled to shutdown at 1:30 pm. on the next day.
    • in (minutes) – Schedule shutdown after the specified number of minutes.
    • in (hours) – Schedule shutdown after the specified number of hours
  3. Type the time, in minutes, when the server must refuse new FTP or HTTP connections before shutdown.
  4. Type the time, in minutes, when the server must disconnect existing FTP or HTTP connections before shutdown.
  5. Enter a short text message to be displayed to FTP users before shutdown.
  6. Users might or might not see the shutdown message based on how the FTP client settings are configured.
  7. Click Schedule Shutdown.
  8. The page now displays information about the scheduled shutdown. To cancel or modify the scheduled shutdown, click Reschedule Shutdown.

Shutdown now

This option allows the server to shut down immediately. When the server shuts down in this manner, it automatically disconnects all FTP users and disables any connections. FTP users cannot make any further requests. Users are not issued a warning with this option. The Administration Tool server continues to run.

  1. Select Setup > Miscellaneous to and view the FTP/HTTP Server Shutdown Options pane.
  2. Click Shutdown Now.

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