Displays or changes remote server options.
sp_serveroption [server, optname, optvalue]
is the name of the remote server for which to set the option.
is the name of the option to be set or unset. Table 8-18 lists the option names.
Valid for “rpc security model B” only – this option specifies that the local server authenticates the remote server by retrieving the credential of the remote server and verifying it with the security mechanism. With this service, the credentials of both servers are authenticated and verified.
external engine auto start
Specifies that EJB Server starts up each time Adaptive Server starts up. The default is true; starting Adaptive Server also starts up EJB Server.
net password encryption
Specifies whether to initiate connections with a remote server with the client side password encryption handshake or with the normal (unencrypted password) handshake sequence. The default is false, no network encryption.
Component Integration Services only – specifies that access to the server named is read only.
rpc security model A
The default model for handling RPCs. This model does not support mutual authentication, message integrity, or message confidentiality between the local server and the remote server.
rpc security model B
This model results in a single, secure physical connection established between the local and remote servers. Logical connections for each RPC that is executed are multiplexed over the single, secure, physical connection. This model supports mutual authentication, message confidentiality via encryption, and message integrity.
Valid for “rpc security model B” only – this option specifies the security mechanism for the remote server. You must set this option to true to use security model B.
When unset (false), disables the normal timeout code used by the local server, so the site connection handler does not automatically drop the physical connection after one minute with no logical connection. The default is true.
use message confidentiality
Valid for “rpc security model B” only – this option specifies that messages are encrypted when sent to the remote server, and results from the remote server are encrypted.
use message integrity
Valid for “rpc security model B” only – this option specifies that messages between the servers are checked for tampering.
Adaptive Server accepts any unique string that is part of the option name. Use quotes around the option name if it includes embedded blanks.
is true (on) or false (off) for all options except the security mechanism option.
For the security mechanism option, specify the name of the security mechanism. To see the names of the security mechanisms available on a server, execute:
select * from syssecmechs
Displays a list of the server options:
Settable server options. ------------------------ mutual authentication net password encryption readonly rpc security model A rpc security model B security mechanism timeouts use message confidentiality use message integrity timeouts net password encryption
Tells the server not to time out inactive physical connections with the remote server GATEWAY:
sp_serveroption GATEWAY, "timeouts", false
Specifies that when connecting to the remote server GATEWAY, GATEWAY sends back an encryption key to encrypt the password to send to it:
sp_serveroption GATEWAY, "net password encryption", true
Specifies that the EJB Server SYB_EJB starts up each time Adaptive Server starts up:
sp_serveroption SYB_EJB, "external engine auto start", true
Specifies that the security model for RPCs for the server “TEST3” is security model B.
sp_serveroption TEST3, "rpc security model B", true
Specifies that the security model to use for RPCs for “TEST3” is DCE:
sp_serveroption TEST3, "security mechanism", dce
Specifies that the local server will check the authenticity of the remote server “TEST3”. With security model B, the remote server will check the authenticity of the local server, whether or not this option is set:
sp_serveroption TEST3, "mutual authentication", true
To display a list of server options that can be set by the user, use sp_serveroption with no parameters.
Once timeouts is set to false, the site handlers will continue to run until one of the two servers is shut down.
The net password encryption option allows clients to specify whether to send passwords in plain text or encrypted form over the network when initiating a remote procedure call. If net password encryption is true, the initial login packet is sent without passwords, and the client indicates to the remote server that encryption is desired. The remote server sends back an encryption key, which the client uses to encrypt its passwords. The client then encrypts its passwords, and the remote server uses the key to authenticate them when they arrive.
To set network password encryption for a particular isql session, you can use a command line option for isql. For more information, see the Utility Programs manual for your platform.
You cannot use the net password encryption option when connecting to a pre-release 10.0 SQL Server.
The options security mechanism, mutual authentication, use message confidentiality, and use message integrity do not apply to security model A.
To use security model B, both the local server and the remote server must use model B and both must use the same security mechanism.
Se the System Administration Guide for more information on server options.
Only a System Administrator can execute sp_serveroption to set the timeouts option. Any user can execute sp_serveroption with no parameters to display a list of options.
Only a System Security Officer can set the net password encryption, security mechanism, mutual authentication, use message confidentiality, and use message integrity options.
System procedures sp_helpserver, sp_password