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Installing RealServer

To install RealNetworks' RealServer, Telnet or SSH to your Virtual Server and do the following:
  1. At a command prompt on your Virtual Server, type:

    % cd (this will put you in your home directory)
    % mkdir usr/local/real

  2. Download the RealServer Basic 8.0 software from the RealNetworks' web site. Be sure to select "FreeBSD 3.0" as the Operating System.

  3. Upload (in Binary format) the software to your new RealServer install directory.

  4. Wait for RealNetworks to email you a RealServer license key file. Upload the license key file to your new RealServer install directory.

  5. 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.

Setup Guidelines
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:

    virtual /usr/local/real

    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 some suggestions:

    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 file (~/usr/local/realserverg2/rmserver.cfg). Add the following lines at the end of the file, substituting your Virtual Server IP address for YOUR.IP.ADD.RESS:

    <List Name="IPBindings">
       <Var Address_01="YOUR.IP.ADD.RESS"/>

Starting RealServer

To start RealServer, type:
    % cd ~/usr/local/real
    % virtual ./Bin/rmserver -m 32 rmserver.cfg &
To make sure that RealServer is running correctly, connect to the RealSystem Administrator using the following URL:
"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 Media clips.

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

Using RealServer

Now that you have successfully installed and tested your RealServer, you are ready to Serve Real Media from your web site.

About RealServer

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