Miscellaneous Preferences

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The options in the Miscellaneous tab of the Preferences dialog should only be set by, or at the request of, Q++Studio technical support.

 

Use EFS to locate QuarkXPress files

 

The EFS (Everything File Server) is a file indexing service that runs on the Q++Studio file servers and is queried via HTTP and JSON to almost instantaneously list all files matching a given pattern on the file server. The EFS server shines when querying WAN servers via the internet as well as LAN servers on slow local networks, but it is also noticeably faster that windows search on fast local networks and even on local drives of the workstation on which Q++Studio is running.

 

Primary HTTP Server

The Primary HTTP settings are used to specify the EFS server that should be used when trying to update the path to a single QuarkXPress file or update the path to all the QuarkXPress files of the current script.

Server Location

Where your local file server is located; either on This PC for Single User and Single Site with Remote Users configurations, or LAN for the Single Site or the Multiple Site configurations which uses the IP address corresponding to the mapped Q:\ drive. For odd cases, you may specify the IP address directly.

 

If you are connecting to multiple LAN servers, and changing the mapping of the Q:\ drive on-the-fly (as opposed to a single permanent Q:\ drive and one or more WAN connections to a database), then you should use the LAN setting, as it will automatically adjust to the IP address of the local Q:\ drive when Q++Studio was started

Port

The port on which the EFS server at the primary file server location will listen for HTTP requests. The default is 16005 and this should only be changed after consulting with technical support.

Secondary HTTP Server

The Secondary HTTP settings are used to specify a secondary EFS server that can be used if the search for a single QuarkXPress file or updating of the QuarkXPress files of the current script fails to find any file. This is only applicable if you are connecting to a WAN server via the internet in a multi-site configuration.

Server Location

Where your remote file server (if any) is located. The default value is None as the secondary HTTP server settings only apply to the relatively rare Multiple Site configurations.

 

The other possible values are WAN which will then use the IP address of the database server to which you are connected, and for odd cases, you may specify the IP address directly.

 

In cases with multiple servers in multiple locations, you can use the Multiple IPs setting which allows you to specify up to 5 IP addresses. To specify a port for each IP address, add the port number to the IP address, separated by a : colon. If you do not specify a port number, then the port number 16005 will be assumed.

 

If you are connecting to multiple LAN servers, and changing the mapping of the Q:\ drive on-the-fly (as opposed to a single permanent Q:\ drive and one or more WAN connections to a database), then you should enter the IP addresses of all possible servers. Any Secondary HTTP Server IP address that is (temporarily) the same as that of the Primary HTTP Server, will be skipped.

Port

The port on which the EFS server at the secondary file server location will listen for HTTP requests. The default is 16005 and this should only be changed after consulting with technical support.

 

Enable Logging

 

Q++Studio includes state-of-the-art logging tools to identify those hard to locate problems that only occur on a specific computer. Logging settings should only be set or modified at the request of technical support.

 

Destination

Whether the logging is kept of the PC on which Q++Studio is running, or sent via TCP/IP to another PC.

Method

Whether the log is saved to a file or sent to a live viewer.

 


Topic 108277 updated on 03-May-2018.
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