The primary role of the Eloquence eloqsd server is to interact with eloqcore
processes executing programs written in the Eloquence programming language.
This interaction includes services such as counting active users and validating
available user licenses as well as, on HP-UX and Linux, coordinating the TASKID
values of active programs. An optional HTTP interface is available to query
server status information with a web browser.
In addition, the eloqsd may be used to start background programs, using various
clients such as Eloquence JDLG, Eloquence WebDLG, the Eloquence IDE or the
Also, the Eloquence IDE may use the eloqsd file sharing functionality which may help
to overcome network file system limitations such as wide-area network incapability.
usage: eloqsd [options]
-help = show usage (this list)
-c name = configuration file
-d = debug mode
-l name = log file name (or console/syslog/default)
-f = run in foreground
-s name = service name (tcp/ip transport)
-F facility = syslog facility (USER/DAEMON/LOCAL0..LOCAL7)
-I ident = syslog identifier
-p pid_file = location of pid file (default is none)
The options are:
Before starting the eloqsd server process, a server configuration
file (typically eloqsd.cfg) must be available. The default file supplied by
the Eloquence installation may typically be sufficient, but the user and
group have to be created.
- The -help option displays a brief help text.
- -c cfg
- The -c option specifies the eloqsd server configuration file name.
If not specified, the default configuration file name depends on OS
platform and Eloquence version.
- -d flags
- The -d option specifies debug flags and may be used to override the
LogFlags setting in the eloqsd.cfg configuration file.
- -l logfile
- The -l option may be used to specify a log file, overriding the
LogFile setting in the eloqsd.cfg configuration file. The
log files "console" and "syslog" are special and result in log
output to stderr and syslog, respectively.
- The -f option causes eloqsd to run as foreground process. By default,
eloqsd detaches from the terminal and runs as a background process.
- -s service
- The -s option specifies the service name or TCP port to listen for.
It may override the Service setting in eloqsd.cfg and defaults
- -F facility
- The -F option allows to specify a syslog facility, overriding the
SysFacility setting in the eloqsd.cfg configuration file.
- -I ident
- The -I option allows to specify a syslog identifier, overriding the
SysIdent setting in the eloqsd.cfg configuration file.
- -p pidfile
- The -p option is used to create a PID file.
This option is primarily intended for use by the start/stop script to
manage the eloqsd instance.
Note that the eloqsd server interacts with the eloqcore language component
of the Eloquence product and is not needed when only using Eloquence product
components related to the eloqdb database server.
The example below starts an eloqsd foreground process for troubleshooting,
using a custom configuration file and directing custom level log messages
to the terminal:
$ eloqsd -c /tmp/eloqsd.cfg -d "*1E2S2" -l console -f
(11870) S1: Eloquence server initializing
(11870) S2: Creating semaphore set
(11870) S2: semid = 150110211
(11870) S2: shmid = 11862034
(11870) S1: Eloquence server active
Please note that the above example is very unusual. The typical use case would be
starting (and stopping) the eloqsd server with the platform specific HP-UX or Linux
init script (or via Windows service), as well as configuring a dedicated LogFile
in the eloqsd.cfg settings.
eloqsd.cfg configuration file
eloqsd enhancements document in B.08.20 release notes.