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Before Installation Configuration

The following guide provides some configurations that may be required before proceeding with the installation of the Access Grid Software.

Hosts File

As part of the installation process where you may have selected to use “Static Ip Address” and entered the hostname manually, you will mostly likely have to edit your /etc/hosts file.

Note, you only have to edit this file if you are using a static ip address. If you are using DHCP (dynamically assigned IP address) you don't have to worry about editing this file.

It has been found that if you don’t make the following changes to the hosts file, the “multicast beacon” and “AGServiceManager” will not work correctly.

To edit the file /etc/hosts, type vi /etc/hosts. Make sure you are the super-user while doing this.

If your hosts file looks similar to this:

127.0.0.1 machinename.domain.name machinename localhost.localdomain localhost

Change it to read:

Your IP Address machinename.domain.name machinename

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

For example the computer agrtest at CQU, the second half of the first line would read:

agrtest.cqu.edu.au agrtest

Save and exit by hitting the "esc" key then entering :wq.

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