The IBM® Lotus Notes® Traveler server and the HTTP server automatically start if you accept the default settings during installation. Use the commands in this topic to manually start or stop the Lotus Notes Traveler server.
To start the Lotus Notes Traveler server, enter this command on the Domino® Console:
To stop the Lotus Notes Traveler server, enter one of these commands on the Domino Console:
tell traveler shutdown
tell traveler quit
The shutdown command waits for any pending syncs to complete and then quits. The quit command does not wait for any pending syncs to complete and quits immediately.
To restart the Lotus Notes Traveler server, enter this command on the Domino Console:
restart task traveler
By default, Lotus Notes Traveler validates its configuration settings and automatically adjusts the configuration when it is started. If you do not want Lotus Notes Traveler to automatically configure the HTTP server at startup, then add the parameter setting NTS_AUTO_CONFIG=false
to the Notes.ini file. If you add this line, you must start the HTTP server manually.
HTTP and the quit command
When HTTP receives a quit
command, it waits for any existing connections to close before it initiates the shutdown sequence, which includes instructing the Traveler servlet to clean up. Before all the existing connections are closed, there is no notification from HTTP to the Traveler servlet that a quit
is pending. As a result, the Traveler servlet has no knowledge of the quit
command and does not abort its connections. Often, there are HTTP connections pending for Traveler. Most likely, these connections are for Auto Sync, which means they may have long timeouts (minutes rather than seconds).
When Traveler shuts down, it sends an IPC message to the Traveler servlet so that the Traveler servlet can close any pending questions. To avoid this long wait time for an HTTP quit
command, shut down Traveler first. This causes the message to be sent to the Traveler servlet, and the Traveler servlet closes all of its pending connections. The HTTP quit is much faster because there are no Traveler connections holding up the shutdown.
Parent topic: Administering Lotus Notes Traveler