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 ====== Semaphore Files ====== ====== Semaphore Files ======
  
-Synchronet supports a variety of semaphore files which can be used to externally trigger operations of the various servers and services.+Synchronet supports a variety of semaphore files which can be used to externally-trigger ​internal-operations of the various servers and services.
  
-The contents of a sempahore file are not relavent; the mere existence or updated date/time stamp of the file is enough to trigger the operation.+The //contents// of semaphore files are not relevant; the mere existence or updated date/time stamp of the file is enough to trigger the operation.
  
-Semaphore ​file can be create ​or their date/time stamp updated with simple command-line operations.+Semaphore ​files can be created ​or their date/time stamp updated with simple command-line operations.
  
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-===== Existence ​Semfiles ​=====+===== Existence ​Semaphore Files =====
  
 These semaphore files just need to be merely created to trigger the operation and the semaphore file will be automatically deleted: These semaphore files just need to be merely created to trigger the operation and the semaphore file will be automatically deleted:
  
-==== Event Semfiles ​====+==== Event Semaphore Files ====
  
 Events that have been configured in [[util:​SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Timed Events can be externally triggered by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]///<​event>//​.now'',​ where ''//<​event>//''​ is the "​Internal Code" if the timed event. Events are executed (serially) by the [[server:​terminal|Terminal Server]] Event Thread. Events that have been configured in [[util:​SCFG]]->​External Programs->​Timed Events can be externally triggered by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]///<​event>//​.now'',​ where ''//<​event>//''​ is the "​Internal Code" if the timed event. Events are executed (serially) by the [[server:​terminal|Terminal Server]] Event Thread.
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   # touch /​sbbs/​data/​fidoin.now   # touch /​sbbs/​data/​fidoin.now
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-==== QWK Pack Semfiles ​====+==== QWK Pack Semaphore Files ====
  
 QWK message packets can be created for specific user accounts by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​pack//<​user>//​.now''​ where ''//<​user>//''​ is the number of the user account to to create the packet for.  ​ QWK message packets can be created for specific user accounts by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​pack//<​user>//​.now''​ where ''//<​user>//''​ is the number of the user account to to create the packet for.  ​
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 QWK packets are created in the ''​[[dir:​data]]/​file''​ directory with a filename of ''//<​user>//​.qwk''​. If a QWK packet already exists for the user, it will be opened and appended with any new messages. QWK packets are created in the ''​[[dir:​data]]/​file''​ directory with a filename of ''//<​user>//​.qwk''​. If a QWK packet already exists for the user, it will be opened and appended with any new messages.
  
-==== QWK Pre-pack ​Semfile ​====+==== QWK Pre-pack ​Semaphore File ====
  
 The QWK pre-pack event (which runs automatically once a day) can be forced by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​prepack.now''​. The QWK pre-pack event (which runs automatically once a day) can be forced by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​prepack.now''​.
  
-==== QWKnet Call-out ​Semfile ​====+==== QWKnet Call-out ​Semaphore File ====
  
 QWK Network hub call-out events can be forced to execute by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​qnet///<​hub-id>//​.qwk'',​ where ''//<​hub-id//''​ is the QWK-ID of the QWKnet Hub configured in [[util:​SCFG]]->​Networks->​QWK. QWK Network hub call-out events can be forced to execute by creating the file ''​[[dir:​data]]/​qnet///<​hub-id>//​.qwk'',​ where ''//<​hub-id//''​ is the QWK-ID of the QWKnet Hub configured in [[util:​SCFG]]->​Networks->​QWK.
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   # touch /​sbbs/​data/​qnet/​vert.now   # touch /​sbbs/​data/​qnet/​vert.now
  
-===== Timestamp ​Semfiles ​=====+===== Timestamp ​Semaphore Files =====
  
 These semaphore files are not deleted when the operation is triggered, so the date/time stamp of the file must be updated (i.e. the file must be "​touched"​) to trigger the operation again: These semaphore files are not deleted when the operation is triggered, so the date/time stamp of the file must be updated (i.e. the file must be "​touched"​) to trigger the operation again:
  
-==== Recycle Semfiles ====+On a multi-host BBS, the servers and services on a specific host can be signaled by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/<​semfile>​.//<​hostname>//''​ or ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/<​semfile>​.//<​host.domainname>//''​ instead.
  
-Synchronet servers and services can be forced to terminate all threads, close sockets, and reload their configuration files by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​recycle''​.+A specific server or service may be signaled ​by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​<​semfile>​.//<​service>//''​ instead, where ''//<​service>//''​ is one of: ''​term,​ ftp, mail, web, or services''​.
  
-On a multi-host BBS, the servers and services on a specific host can be recycled by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​recycle.//<​hostname>//''​ or ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​recycle.//<​host.domainname>//''​ instead.+==== Recycle Semaphore Files ====
  
-A specific server or service may be recycled ​by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​recycle.//<​service>//''​ instead, where ''//<​service>//''​ is one of: ''​telnet,​ ftp, mail, web, or services''​.+Synchronet servers and services can be forced to terminate all threads, close sockets, and reload their configuration files by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​recycle''​.
  
 Servers or services that have the ''​NO_RECYCLE''​ option flag set (in the ''​[[sbbs.ini]]''​ file) will **not** be recycled by external touching of the //recycle// semaphore file. Servers or services that have the ''​NO_RECYCLE''​ option flag set (in the ''​[[sbbs.ini]]''​ file) will **not** be recycled by external touching of the //recycle// semaphore file.
  
-==== Shutdown ​Semfiles ​====+==== Shutdown ​Semaphore Files ====
  
 Synchronet servers and services can be forced to terminate (shutdown) by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​shutdown''​. Synchronet servers and services can be forced to terminate (shutdown) by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​shutdown''​.
  
-On a multi-host BBS, the servers and services on a specific host can be recycled by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​shutdown.//<​hostname>//''​ or ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​shutdown.//<​host.domainname>//''​ instead. +==== Clear Failed Login List Semaphore Files ====
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-A specific server or service may be shutdown by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​shutdown.//<​service>//''​ instead, where ''//<​service>//''​ is one of: ''​telnet,​ ftp, mail, web, or services''​.+
  
 +A sysop can clear the in-memory //Failed Login (temporary IP ban) List// by "​touching"​ the file ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​clear''​.
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​config:​|Configuration]]   * [[:​config:​|Configuration]]
  
-{{tag>}}+{{tag>filters semfiles events}}
  

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