If a server fails to start, the port number specified in the interfaces file may be in use.
To investigate the port assignment
Look in the interfaces file to identify the port number assigned to the server.
Determine whether another process is using the same port number by entering:
If the port number is presented as a local address in the netstat output, you cannot use that port for the server. Another process is already using that port.
To verify that the server port is in use, start the server manually.
The server will not start if its assigned port number is already in use.
For information on starting servers manually, see the installation documentation for your platform and Adaptive Server Utility Programs.
If a stale server process is retaining use of the port number
Do one of the following:
Use the operating system kill command to terminate the process.
Use another port number for the server by modifying the interfaces file.
Start the server manually to confirm that the port number is available.
For information on starting servers manually, see the installation documentation for your platform and Utility Programs.
If the server that failed to start was an XP Server, kill the server that you started manually, then start Adaptive Server.
XP Server should start automatically.