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Installing MyConnection Server on Linux/Unix

Download from here, then untar the myconnectionsvr.tar (using the -xvf option) file in a fresh directory.

(If you are familiar with 'rpm' you could download myconnectionsvr.rpm instead. If you have chosen the rpm file, you can install with 'rpm -i ')

With either the tar file or the rpm file, the configure script should be run. Run the mcs_configure.sh script on Linux with:-

sh mcs_configure.sh

and on Solaris or FreeBSD

ksh mcs_configure.sh

Note: to install MCS as a regular user (not a super user) use sh mcs_configure.sh nosu. However, we recommend installing as a super user.

The script will ask what directory you want to install MyConnection Server into. The script will then look for and test each installed Java JVM. The first JVM that passes the test will be used. If one is not found in the /usr and /opt directory structure, you will be advised on how to obtain one.

The script will then test if there is only one ip-address the availability of port 80. If it is free that ipaddress port combination is used. If there is more than one ipaddress the script will present a list. Port 80 of the chosen address is tested, and if free it is used otherwise the user is asked to provide a port number to use, which is then again tested for availability. If that port is found to be used, the loop of question of ip-address and port is asked again until the ipaddress port is free.

For those hosts that have 'chkconfig' the script will ask if you want to install MyConnection Server as a system service, so that it is started at machine boot.

Finally the script will start MyConnection Server from the chosen install directory, and after a short delay of post installation configuration, the running process will tell you that you can browse to the chosen ipaddress:port.

Start the MyConnection Server Engine

The starting and stopping of the MyConnection Server engine is with the 'start_mcs.sh' script created in step 1.

The syntax for starting is

sh <install directory>/start_mcs.sh

or if you are in that directory

sh start_mcs.sh

and for stopping

sh <install directory>/stop_mcs.sh

or if you are in that directory

sh stop_mcs.sh

When the server starts you will see some confirmation messages including the IP address and port number allocated. You can now use a browser to request the main control panel by using the URL http://ip address:port.