4.2 Server configuration: cheppd-setup

The server is disabled by default, so the first, most important step in setting up Cheppd, is to enable it. You can do so using Cheppd-setup

Figure 4.1: Main settings for cheppd in cheppd-setup.
Image cheppd-setup_settings

(see figure 4.1) by just selecting "enable Cheppd" from the drop-down list "Server enable". Cheppd-setup can be run either from the Start menu in Windows or by invoking cheppd-setup from the command line in GNU/Linux.

The default port for Cheppd to listen on is 11111. (Be sure to open that port in your router / firewall etc. if you want to set up a public server.)

Figure 4.2: Settings for logging of cheppd server messages.
Image cheppd-setup_log_messages

Figure 4.3: File and path settings for cheppd (under GNU/Linux).
Image cheppd-setup_files

Figure 4.4: Allocation of resources.
Image cheppd-setup_resources

4.2.1 Cheppdsync registration settings

By default, a unique ID will be generated for you, when starting cheppd-setup for the first time. This ID will be used to identify your server at Cheppdsync if you have activated this feature.

Figure 4.5: Settings for public server registration with cheppdsync.
Image cheppd-setup_registration

Figure 4.6: Extended registration settings.
Image cheppd-setup_registration_extended

If you have moved your server to a different machine you may want to copy the old ID to the new one. You can do so using the "Extended Settings" of the "Registration" tab of Cheppd-setup as shown in figure 4.6. Simply close the window if you're ok with the settings you entered and apply by clicking "Accept" in the main window.

In the "Registration" tab (see figure 4.5) you can set up the Cheppdsync servers to keep up to date with your server information. Simply type the addresses into the input field, separated by spaces.

Here you can also activate and deactive Cheppdsync registration by selecting the appropriate value from the drop-down list.

Hendrik Hochstetter
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 00:03:11 +0200