0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2011 10:38 PM by HommaJun

    IWP unstable, cannot login or change settings



      IWP unstable, cannot login or change settings


      FileMaker Pro


      Pro 10.0v1 / Pro Advanced 11.0v2

      Operating system version

      MacOS X 10.6 / 10.6 Server

      Description of the issue

      Instant Web Publishing often becomes unstable by unknown reason. It works as expected for several days or a week,  but after a while, it always become unstable and often blocks registered end-users from logging in.

      Once you gets in to this trouble, IWP's configuration settings panel ( on the master database ) also shows weird responses:

      a - Timeout period cannot be changed. Able to input figures but always show default 15 minutes when re-opening the panel.
      b - Beachball takes too long ( minutes ) after pushing "OK" button on the panel.
      c - Sometimes, changing language setting (i.e. Japanese) on the panel kills IWP (404 error)

      Re-installing FileMaker application fixes this issue temporary, but it comes out again and again.

      I thought it might be unique to OSX Server but standard mac also seems to have the same problem (actually, I have just confirmed "a" and "c" above ). I have not tried windows as a IWP server.  Also, I am wondering if there's a conflict with Symantec and disabled its Autoplotect/Scheduler control panels. IWP port is set as 8080.

      This must be similar to the following topic, but I have not encountered the "too long port number" issue: http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/4929586897

      Configuration information

      Crrently Filemaker (master database) is running on Mac OS 10.6 Server and accessed by Windows PCs via IWP (browsers). Both Mac/Win machines in my office has Symantec installed. Using 360works ScriptMaster.