RealSystem Basic Server
The RealSystem Basic Server is an older version of the RealSystem Server.
media streaming software.
Connect to your Virtual Server via
Telnet or SSH and complete these steps.
Install the Basic Server software. Do the following, according to your Virtual Server O/S.
FreeBSD & Solaris
Basic Server is unavailable. Try RealSystem G2 Basic Server.
Obtain a copy of the Basic Server distribution for BSD/OS. Unpack the tar
file of the distribution in your Virtual Server home directory.
It appears that RealNetworks is no longer supporting Basic Server for BSD/OS.
You may have difficulty obtaining a copy of this software and a valid license.
If you wish to install a RealSystem Server on your Virtual Server, it is
recommended that you upgrade your Virtual Server O/S and install
RealSystem G2 Basic Server.
If you don't know the Virtual Server O/S, try the following:
Run the Basic Server setup utility. Substitute
% cd ~/usr/local/pnserver-VERSION
During the setup process, follow these guidelines:
The Basic Server setup utility will ask you for a
"CustomerName" and "LicenseKey". Enter these two values exactly
as they appear in the license you have obtained from RealNetworks.
When the setup utility prompts you for the "full pathname", give it just that:
You need to choose the custom install option, NOT the
"Express Finish", in order to correctly set the options yourself.
When you are asked to choose between "Express Finish [F]" and
setting the options yourself [N], be sure to select "N".
For the various passwords, choose the same
password you use to access your Virtual Server, to avoid confusion.
You may choose the default port (port 7070) or any other above 1024,
since any port above 1024 is an unprivileged port.
You will not be able to enable "Smart Networking" since it runs on
port 80, the same port on which your web server runs. Enter "No"
when asked if you would like to enable Smart Networking.
Your "user id" is the same as your login name. When you are
prompted to enter your "group id", type
To start Basic Server, issue these commands:
% cd ~/usr/local/pnserver-VERSION
% ./bin/pnserver server.cfg
This should start two pnserver processes. To verify this, type:
% ps -x | grep pnserver
This should show the pnserver processes running on your Virtual Server.
If they are not shown, check the Basic Server error log
to find out why Basic Server did not start.
If you wish to stop Basic Server, issue this command:
% kill 'cat ~/usr/local/pnserver-VERSION/logs/pnserver.pid'
You should also add the following line to your Virtual Server Rc
file (~/etc/rc) so that pnserver will automatically start in case of a host machine reboot:
Did It Work?
Test your Basic Server by connecting to it with the RealPlayer.
Launch RealPlayer and do the following:
From the "File" menu, select "Open Location".
In the URL box, enter your Virtual Server domain name and a path
and filename of one of the sample Real media files installed
as part of the Basic Server setup.
These sample media clips are found in the
They can be accessed using a URL like this:
The PORT is the port you selected during Basic Server installation.
If you specified the default port (7070) then
it is not necessary to include the port number in the URL.
For example, try this:
If the RealPlayer is able to play the media file, then the Basic Server
is installed correctly on your Virtual Server. Congratulations!
Serving Real Media
Now that you have successfully installed and tested your Basic Server, you are ready to
Serve Real Media from your web site.
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