Investigating Issues in the at_log File


Xinet uses the at_log and at_log.old files to monitor how Xinet is being used over the internet and eventually log generic errors, like licensing problems. 

The at_log information can be viewed under the Logging->Xinet System page in the nativeadmin GUI:


It can also be found in the following folder in the Xinet server: /var/adm/appletalk.


  1. Here is an example of a licensing issue shown in the at_logwhen there was actually another old server running with the same serial number.
    [Fri Apr 5 14:10:26]No AFP license found - running a 2-user demo
    [Fri Apr 5 14:10:27]spoolserv: QueueMaster server for "" version 18.0.2 started
    [Fri Apr 5 14:10:27]jgui: Xinet GUI Server started on port 5969
    [Fri Apr 5 14:10:28]fpod: FPO creation daemon started, allows 10 concurrent fpo generators
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:31]ksd AFP server exiting on signal 2
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:31]ksd(27293): Kerberos Disabled (no cred for "afpserver/")
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:31]ksd(27296): cannot create AppleTalk service: Address family not supported by protocol
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:32]ksd(27296): Another host is using serial number 50323 - running in DEMO mode
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:32]AFP server "" started (pid 27296, hint 0), version 18.0.2
    [Fri Apr 5 14:57:32]No AFP license found - running a 2-user demo 
  2. Sometimes the issue might be that more than one main ksd process is running on the same server (resulting in the same error messages in the at_log). To confirm this you need to check ksd processes:
    ps -edf | grep ksd
    In normal operation it should look like this:
  3. If there are more odd-looking ksd processes and you have an error like mentioned above you can reboot the server or restart the Xinet service with the following steps: 
    1. Stop the service:
      /usr/etc/appletalk/atinit halt
    2. Check if any ksd process is still running. If so, kill them using the process id (PID) as the parameter for the command:
      kill PID
      Note: The PID is identified in the same command to list the active process, as in this image:

    3. Then restart the service with the command:
      /usr/etc/appletalk/atinit start



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