Disable Server


Temporarily block requests coming into the server without shutting down the server. Browsers will get notified that the server currently is not satisfying requests and also when the server should be back to normal. This is useful for performing wide-spread maintenance on the server's content.


The server is disabled. The [Duration] parameter must be supplied when the server is disabled.

The server behaves normally. The [Duration] parameter is ignored.

The full Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) of when the server is expected to be available again. This should be in the form Wed, 26 Apr 1995 14:34:52 GMT.

Default If No Entry Found


Command To Change This Value

File Syntax

DisableServer Disable [Duration]

Only one entry may exist in the master server configuration file. If more than one entry is found, the last one will be used.

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