Understanding the Status tab in Xinet Administration


The Xinet Status page summarizes the overall status of Xinet Services and Daemons. The status page provides a quick overview of potential issues whenever there is a requirement to troubleshoot the system and serves as a starting point to begin investigations.

This article provides a brief summary and explanation of each of the services listed in the Status tab. Additionally, information like the daemons, services, relevant log files corresponding to each service or daemon is also provided.

Any daemon or service that displays their status in RED would mean that an issue is being experienced with that service or daemon.


The Xinet Status page can be accessed from LOGGING > Status. (click to enlarge)


Service/Daemon Description



  AppleShare (ksd)

Shows the status of the ksd file system server. This daemon uses either TCP/IP and/or AppleTalk protocols to service file system requests from remote clients.

You can find out more about what’s going on by reviewing the at_log on the LOGGING > Xinet System page.

  Preview daemon      (fpod)

Shows the status of the fpod daemon. This daemon receives information from the ksd daemon and the Xinet database. It is responsible for generating For Placement Only (FPO) and Web versions of images in the proper format, depending on how the system has been configured.  

For more information about any issue, look at the LOGGING >  Preview Generation > pending page and the fpo_log shown on the LOGGING > Preview Generation > fpo/web history page.

  Xinet Admin            (jgui)

Shows the status of the jgui program which provides remote service for administration of some aspects of Xinet. It works in conjunction with the Xinet Adminclient application, a JAVA application that implements the client-side of the protocol.


Shows the status of spoolers on the server. Scan the at_log for information about problems with individual spoolers. You can find it on the LOGGING > Xinet System page. The PRINT/HOT FOLDERS > Spoolers > summary page provides an overview of spoolers that have been configured on the server. The LOGGING > Print Daemon page allows you to monitor issues recorded in the error_log.

  Bonjour (MDNS)

Reports the status of Bonjour or Multicast Domain Name Service (MDNS)

Hot Folder Daemon (hotfd)

Reports the status of the hotfd program, which monitors any hot folder configured on the system. When files appear in the folders, it submits them via the local printing system to the appropriate printer.


Reports the health of the MySQL database.

Database daemon  (dblogd)

Shows the status of the dblogd daemon, which is responsible for transmitting events on the Xinet server to its MySQL database.

Look first at the DATABASE > Admin > summary page for information about the daemon if you see problems here, and then, scan the venture.log, which is shown on the LOGGING > Database page.



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