DTX-Control Readme


THE DTX-Control

-Download DTX-control from either http://zedfiles.com/DTX/ or http://nat32.com/dtx/ .

-Unpack the dtx.exe and dtx.ini to the root folder for either XAMPP or XAMPPlite.

-Check to make sure that Apache and MySQL sessions are not running (services too).

-Launch DTX by double clicking on the .exe file. It should either bring up the XAMPP CMD window or minimize to the tray and launch a browser session.

-Single clicking on the tray icon will bring up the console. In the console, the ali-icon is an Easter-Egg, a single click on it will give you debug information. Also, a mouse-over of the tray icon should give the ports that Apache and MySQL are running on. Left-mouse on the tray icon will bring up a mini console.

-Exit (terminate) from either the tray or console should; close the window and shut down both Apache and MySQL sessions. Check with Task Manager to see if any processes have not terminated.


Once a session has been established, changing the XAMPP folder to say; XAMPP-1 and re-launching DTX should simulate either a ‘Portable Situation’ or moving the application to a new folder on the computer. After renaming, the XAMPP CMD window should launch and ask if you want to overwrite-use (1 -enter) and let DTX cycle through.

Note: if you are using a removable device, allow time for DXT to cycle out. It uses a soft shutdown to allow MySQL to write to the tables.

The following is information for the .ini file:

DTX can be configured by editing the following values in file dtx.ini:

hide = 1 ;         Hide the DTX Window
apache = 1 ;    Start Apache
mysql = 1 ;      Start MySql
browser = 1 ;    Launch the Web Browser if Apache is running

apache = 1 ;     Stop Apache on exit
mysql = 1 ;       Stop MySql on exit

apache = 80 ;     Apache port
mysql = 3306 ;   MySql port

text1 = ZedFiles ;                    About URL 1 Text
url1 =   http://zedfiles.com/ ;     About URL 1
text2 = NAT Software ;             About URL 2 Text
url2 =   http://nat32.com/dtx ;    About URL 2

setup = 1 ;          Configure XAMPP on startup



[please note that line numbers are approx.]

Unpack XAMPP OR XAMPPlite (a fresh build is preferable).

Copy DTX.exe and DTX.ini to xampp\

Open dtx.ini in a text editor:

    A) change Apache port:80 to 6060
    B) change MySQL port:3306 to 6080

(other ports may be used but this is our convention)

Edit the following configuration files:

1) \xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf

    a) line 53, change: Listen:80 to Listen:6060
    b) line 504, comment out:include conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf with #include conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf
    c) line 519, comment out:Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf with #Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

    (if SSL is needed, please see notes at end.)

2) \xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf

    a) line 73, change: AuthRemotePort to 6060
    b) line 87, change: AuthMySQLHost to Localhost:6080

3) \xampp\mysql\bin\my.cnf

    a) line 20, change: port=3306 to port =6080
    b) line 31, change: port=3306 to port =6080

4) \xampp\php\php.ini

    a) line 756,add: mysql.default_port =6080

5) \xampp\phpMyAdmin\config.inc.php

    a) line 55, add: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] = '6080';

6) \xampp\security\htdocs\securefunctions.php

    a) line 11, if (@mysql_connect("localhost:6080", "root", "$currentpass")) { (add :6080 to localhost)

7) \xampp\security\htdocs\security.php

    a) line 69, if (($handle = @fsockopen($host, 6080, $errno, $errstr, $timeout)) == true) { (change 3306 to 6080)

8) \xampp\security\htdocs\xamppsecurity.php
    a) line 24, if (($handle = @fsockopen($host, 6080, $errno, $errstr, $timeout)) == true) { Change 3306 to 6080)

9) xampp\htdocs\xampp\mysql.php
    a) line 2, if (@mysql_connect("localhost:6080", "pma", "")) { (add :6080)


- use localhost:6080 (user:root, servername:localhost:6080) for MySql apps to connect to the data base.

- adding: Listen "localhost:6060" to the httpd.conf and the line "bind-address=" in the [mysqld] section of my.cnf, will prevent the processes from being seen on a network.

- if SSL is needed, an alternative port must be used and changes made in a number of files to avoid conflicts with xampp sessions already running SSL on port 443. Search the files above including; httpd-ssl.conf for '443' and make necessary changes.


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