3.3.2. Start-up Options dialog

This section describes the parts of the Start-up Options dialog shown in Figure 3.11.

Figure 3.11. The Start-up Options dialog

The Start-up Options dialog

The dialog box is accessed from the Settings ? Start-up Options... menu, and is split into two groups:

The Network Settings items enable or disable the network abilities of the Multi-ICE server. Other settings control the initial JTAG device configuration.

The dialog box contains the following items:

Allow Network Connections

When selected, the Multi-ICE server enables its clients to connect remotely over a network using the Sun RPC protocol. This requires that a TCP/IP stack is set up on both workstations. However, you can deselect it to:

  • prohibit network connections to sensitive devices

  • enable a workstation without a TCP/IP stack set up to use the server.

Start Portmap Service

If you select this option, when you next start the Multi-ICE server the Portmap program also starts. If the Start Portmap Service box is not checked, you must start the portmap service in another way (for example, by selecting Start ? Programs ? ARM Multi-ICE v2.2 ? Portmap) before the Multi-ICE server is started.


If the automatic start of the portmap service is not selected and a portmapping service is not being provided by another application, no warning message is displayed. The result is that the client fails to connect to the server and after a short time it reports that an error has occurred.

To overcome this you must start the Multi-ICE server again, select the Start Portmap Service option, close the Multi-ICE server, and then restart the Multi-ICE server.

This option is disabled when Allow Network Connections is deselected, because the portmapping service is not required.


If this is chosen, no autoconfiguration or load configuration file action is performed. When the server starts up the window looks similar to Figure 2.6 and the server must be configured before it can be used.


This option automatically creates a configuration file naming all devices found as described in Automatic device configuration. Unrecognized devices are marked as UNKNOWN.

Auto-Configure at 20kHz

The 20kHz autoconfigure is useful with systems that have slow clocks, such as emulation environments, or with processors in Sleep mode.

Load Configuration

Presents a dialog box for you to enter the name and path of a configuration file. This option is used for the manual configuration of Multi-ICE, and is described in The IRlength.arm configuration file.

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