FMS13 Web Server Breaks Easily
Re: FMS 126.96.36.1990, Mac OS X 10.9.4
Sometimes it is necessary to turn off and on FMS' httpd web server for maintenance and adjustment.
For Apache, the Terminal command is: sudo apachectl stop/start
In FIleMaker Server, the analogous Terminal command is: /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl stop/start
But use of this command _breaks_ FMS' https server -- it will not restart and reports the following error in /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/logs/fmsadminserver_error_log: "Init: Pass phrase incorrect". The only resolution is to restart the entire server (time consuming, and extremely inconvenient for other server users), and even restarting sometimes does not clear the problem.
To see for yourself, on a running FMS server, in Terminal, stop and restart FMS' httpd process as follows:
bash-3.2# /Library/FileMaker\ Server/HTTPServer/bin/httpdctl stop