Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge

Can I run the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server on UNIX without the inetd SuperServer?

Last Reviewed:
5th January 2024

Yes. By default, the Easysoft ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server for UNIX is installed as a service with entries in the /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf files. ODBC-ODBC Bridge also supports xinetd. However, the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server for UNIX will run standalone as well. To run the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server standalone you need to either:

Once you have done the above, you start the server by changing directory to install_path/easysoft/oob/server and issuing the following command:

./esoobserver standalone

The server will start listening for connections on the Port specified in the esoobserver.ini file. You should really start the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server as root or it will be unable to change to the LogonUser specified in the ODBC-ODBC Bridge client DSN. However, if you do not start the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server as root then no logon authentication will be performed and all clients will run on the server as the user who started the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server.

You can add a line to start the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server standalone to one of your rc scripts to have the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server start up every time the machine boots. The file you need to change depends on your Operating System so it is best to consult your system administrator. On RedHat for Linux, a good place is /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

When the ODBC-ODBC Bridge server is started standalone, it will by default fork a process to handle HTTP requests on port 8890 (this can be changed in the esoobserver.ini file). You can then use your browser to contact the ODBC-ODBC Bridge HTTP server using http://machine.domain:8890 and see connection statistics, configurable parameters and access control. If you want to change configurable parameters or access control via the HTTP interface you must define HTTPAdmin in the esoobserver.ini file to an existing user on your machine and you will need to enter the password when viewing/making changes on some protected pages. In this case the ODBC-ODBC Bridge Server must be running as root on some machines to verify the username/password.

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