Java Web applet

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Java Web applet

In the spider tree will be a directory spider-web. This is a neat little java web applet that can be run from a website. The applet must run on the same machine as the cluster. The included README file is shown below.

I should comment here that the applet is precompiled, that is, ready to go. It was compiled using JDK1.3.1. If your version is earlier than this then it may not work. Should that be the case you need to recompile or update your JDK. To recompile do the following ...

cd /spider/spider-web
rm *.class
/usr/bin/javac spiderclient.java

I have used /usr/bin/javac as an example, your path to javac may be different.

Spider-WEB v0.6b

Completely based on a clx web client written in Java by dl6dbh
(ftp://clx.muc.de/pub/clx/clx-java_10130001.tgz)

The webserver has to run on the same machine as your DxSpider software!

It is assumed that you have Java installed. You need JDK1.3.1 at least.

Installation instructions (Performed as root):

Put all the files in the spider-web directory into a newly created directory under the DocumentRoot of your websever for instance 'client'. In my case this is: /home/httpd/html/client/ although ymmv. For Suse the correct path should be /usr/local/httpd/htdocs/client/ for example.

Move spider.cgi to the cgi-bin directory of your webserver, in my case that is /home/httpd/cgi-bin/ although ymmv. For Suse the correct path should be /usr/local/httpd/cgi-bin/ for example.

Change the permissions of the files to ensure they are correct, obviously you will need to use the correct path the the files according to your system:

chmod 755 /home/httpd/html/cgi-bin/spider.cgi
chmod -R 755 /home/httpd/html/client/

By default the spider.cgi script should pick up your hostname (As long as this is set correctly). If it does not or your hostname differs from the name that you attach to the public address that you are using, then edit spider.cgi :

# Uncomment and set the hostname manually here if the above fails.
# $HOSTNAME = "gb7mbc.spoo.org" ;
$PORT = "8000" ;

The port number will be the same as the one defined in Listeners.pm

NOTE: If you can start the console but cannot connect to the cluster from it, then it is possible that the machine you are on cannot resolve the hostname of your cluster machine. If this is the case, you need to set your hostname manually as above.

You also need to set the $NODECALL variable. This prints the name of your choosing (probably your cluster callsign) on the html page.

You now can connect to Spider-Web via http://yourserver/cgi-bin/spider.cgi