To install RealNetworks' RealServer, Telnet
or SSH to your Virtual Server and do the following:
- At a command prompt on your Virtual Server, type:
(this will put you in your home directory)
% mkdir usr/local/real
the RealServer Basic 8.0 software from the RealNetworks' web
site. Be sure to select "FreeBSD 3.0" as the Operating System.
- Upload (in
Binary format) the software to your new RealServer install
- Wait for RealNetworks to email you a RealServer license key file.
Upload the license key file to your new RealServer install directory.
- Run the RealServer setup utility. (Change the filename to the name
of the file you downloaded from RealNetworks ):
% cd usr/local/real
% chmod 755 rs-8-01-solaris-26.bin
% virtual ./rs-8-01-solaris-26.bin
Please review the setup guidelines below for help concerning specific
questions the setup utility will ask you.
During the setup process, use the following guidelines:
- When the setup utility prompts you for the full directory path, use
the virtual path to the directory: /usr/local/real. It should
look similar to:
Do NOT use ~/usr/local/real.
- For the userame and password, we suggest you use your Virtual Server
login and password.
- You can accept the default port for RealServer PNA (7070) and HTTP
(8080) requests. A RealSystem Administrator port number will be randomly
generated. Be sure you don't introduce any port conflicts. For all of
the ports, you must choose a port number greater than 1024. Here are
RTSP Port: 5540
Admin Port: 4574
- When the setup utility gives you the option to start the RealServer
and RealSystem Administrator, type "No". Before you can start
the RealServer you must make one other addition to the configuration
Add the following lines at the end of the file, substituting your Virtual
Server IP address for YOUR.IP.ADD.RESS:
To start RealServer, type:
% cd ~/usr/local/real
To make sure that RealServer is running correctly, connect to the
RealSystem Administrator using the following URL:
% virtual ./Bin/rmserver -m 32 rmserver.cfg &
"4574" is the default setting for the RealSystem Administrator port.
If you chose a different port number while running the setup utility, you
will need to substitute that number.
From the menu you should see on the left, choose "Samples". If you have
already installed a RealPlayer
on your own computer, you can then attempt to play one of the sample Real
You should add RealServer to your rc
file (~/etc/rc) so that it
will automatically start in case of a host machine reboot:
/usr/local/bin/daemon /usr/local/bin/virtual /usr/local/real/Bin/rmserver -m 32 /usr/local/real/rmserver.cfg
Now that you have successfully installed and tested your RealServer, you
are ready to Serve Real Media from your