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    4. Administering a FrontBase Server
      4.1. FrontBase-Related Processes
Updated: 20-Nov-2000
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4.1.1. FBExec

FBExec acts as a broker between FrontBase databases running on your computer and client software running on your computer or over the network. One instance of FBExec should be running.

When you install FrontBase, your computer will be set up so that FBExec is launched at startup. To make sure that FBExec is running on a UNIX-based installation, enter the following in a terminal session:

ps axc | grep FBExec

If FBExec is running, the system should reply with something like:

374 ? S 0:00 FBExec
375 ? S 0:00 FBWebEnabler

If FBExec is not running, you should start it as follows (assuming you have added FrontBase/bin to your $PATH):

FBExec &

Be sure to include the ampersand ("&") at the end so that the task doesn't end with your terminal session.

If, however, you are running FrontBase on Windows NT, you can use the Task Manager to check whether FBExec is running. If it is not running, go to the Service Manager and start it. FBExec should have been installed as a service so that it would start on system startup.

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