Internet Express Version 6.7 for Tru64 UNIX: Installation Guide

Chapter 3 Completing the Installation

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After the installation procedure finishes, Verify the installation of Internet Express components (see Section : Verifying the Installation) to make Internet Express software secure and operational.

Note:

To ensure a secure system, you can access the Administration utility on port 8081 only from the local system (that is, the system on which you installed Internet Express). You can, however, use the Administration utility to allow access to these ports from remote systems. See the Administration Guide for more information.

Verifying the Installation

To verify that the Internet Express components correctly installed, you should perform general tests that are practical for your installation.

If you installed the Administration Utility, log in to the operating system with the user name and the password you specified during installation. Ensure that the Administration utility is accessible through the Web browser by accessing the following URL, substituting the fully qualified name of your system for host.domain.name:

http://host.domain.name:8081/

Access is initially restricted to the local host only.

Access the Administration utility using the user name admin and the password you specified during installation. This connection allows access to the Administration utility through the browser-based interface.

From the local system, perform such tasks as these to test the Administration utility:

  • Create a captive user account

  • Create one or more generic captive accounts

  • Create a Tru64 UNIX user account

For more information on the tasks included in these tests, see the Administration Guide (which is available through a link on the Administration utility main menu).

Continue to verify other components you selected for your installation. For example:

  • If you chose to install the InterNetNews Server, create a newsgroup in the form local.group then post an article to that newsgroup. (The Administration utility helps you do this; see the Administration Guide for detailed steps.

  • Test the Squid Proxy/Caching Server by setting up proxies on any desktop client system to point to Internet Express on port 8080.

Connecting to the Secure Web Server

This section describes how to connect to Secure Web Server ports for public access and server administration.

The default, or public, Web access port is 80, although you might have chosen a different port when prompted during the installation. From the local system, connect to the following URL, substituting the fully qualified name of your system for host.domain.name:

http://host.domain.name:80/

Port 8081 is also used by the Secure Web Server administration utility.

Connect to the following URL to manage the Secure Web Server by substituting the fully qualified name of your system for host.domain.name:

http://host.domain.name:8081/

The installation procedure initially assigns the user name admin and the password you specified during installation to the server administrator. See the Web Server documentation for the parameters you can tune to improve the server's performance.

The installation procedure creates a link in the /sbin/rc3.d directory to the appropriate start procedure, which enables the Secure Web Server you installed to automatically start when the system reboots.

Using the Cleanup Script

Caution:

Use this cleanup script only if you want to remove subsets without using a browser to access the installation procedure. The cleanup script prompts you to delete the current subsets. These are the subsets you just installed; take care not to accidentally delete them.

It is not necessary to remove previous versions of Internet Express before installing a newer version. The installation procedure automatically updates from the previous version.

You can run the cleanup script provided on the Internet Express for Tru64 UNIX Installation and Documentation CD–ROM to remove files, directories, links, and kits used by previous versions of Internet Express.

To run the cleanup script, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the CD–ROM in your system's CD–ROM drive and mount the drive by entering the following command, substituting the name of your CD–ROM drive (for example, rz4c) for drive:

       # mount -r /dev/drive /mnt
  2. Enter the following command to start the cleanup script:

       # /mnt/ix_cleanup

The cleanup script displays the names of the Internet Express subsets currently installed on your system. Select one or more subsets to delete. When you confirm that you want to delete these subsets, the cleanup script calls setld -d, which removes the directories and files associated with each subset and removes any entries associated with the subset from system files.