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Restart EZproxy

EZproxy requires restarting after configuration and updates are made.

End of support for EZproxy on Solaris platform
OCLC ended support for EZproxy on the Solaris 10 (x86) platform on October 31, 2018. We no longer provide software for this platform. We will continue to provide Linux and Windows versions of the software. Customers using EZproxy on Solaris should plan to move their installation of EZproxy to Linux or Windows. If you have questions about this change, please reach out to Customer Support (

EZproxy administration

The simplest way to restart EZproxy is from the EZproxy administration web page. See EZproxy administration for information on how to access the administration page. Once you reach the page, just click the Restart EZproxy link and follow the directions to restart EZproxy.

Linux and Solaris

In Linux and Solaris, you can log in as the account that is used to run EZproxy, then issue:

cd /usr/local/ezproxy
./ezproxy restart

changing /usr/local/ezproxy to the directory where EZproxy is installed.


In Windows, you can restart EZproxy from a command prompt window with the commands:

net stop ezproxy
net start ezproxy

or by opening up the Services control panel, right clicking the EZproxy services and selecting Restart.

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