[AG-TECH] Re: AG Installation

Jennifer Teig von Hoffman jtvh at bu.edu
Mon Nov 24 11:01:09 CST 2003


Thanks for your mail. I'm not sure what to advise, so I'm cc-ing ag-tech 
on my reply in the hopes that somebody else on the list can be of more help.

One thing I can say is that there is nothing you need to do on your 
Windows machine to enable multicast; this is something which must be 
done by your local (and also most likely wide-area) network engineers.


Himani Gandhi wrote:

> Hi Jeniffer ,
> I am Himani Gandhi , a student at IIT delhi. Here i am also working on the
> installation of an internal AG. (Internal as in we donot plan to initially
> connect to the Global Virtual Venues but later we would setup a complete
> node.
> The purpose of my mail is to ask for some doubts , which were unanswered
> about my AG installation . Please see if you can cater to any of them , it
> would be of great help to me . and also kindly excuse me if any of the
> doubts are too trivial . I have recently started working on AG .
> Since my doubts were of initial installation , they were not catered to in
> the AG-TECH list . So I am posing them to you:
> I am setting up a AG between a Linux RH8.0 and a windows 2000 machine,
> with the Linux Machine as the server .
> As Lee said , I also downlaoded the three packages , and insatlled them on
> the windows . Now how do I :
> 1. Get the windows box client to recognise the Linux machine's Simple
> CA for getting the certificates ?
>         ( will I have to hack thru the python scripts ? or some option is
> available )
> 2. Get the WIndows  machine to be multicast enabled : Do you know of some
> reliable softwatre , or are there any settings that you know of ?
> 3. Initaially , I had setup the gpt3.0 on both the machines and had
> planend to get the grid up and running and then put up the AG on top of
> it. But when i have proceeded to the AG installation , the package has
> GPT1.0 ( with linux AG distribution ) and GPT2.0 ( with win2k AG dist.) .
> Will the "downgrading" of gpt have any problems ?
> Kindly guide me on any of the issues . Waiting in anticipation...
> Thanks
> Regards
> Himani Gandhi
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Jennifer Teig von Hoffman wrote:
>>Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 09:30:31 -0500
>>From: Jennifer Teig von Hoffman <jtvh at bu.edu>
>>To: Lee Derks <derksl at unm.edu>
>>Cc: "'ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov'" <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
>>Subject: [AG-TECH] Re: AG Installation
>>Hi Lee,
>>Hmm, that's strange behavior; I don't believe the lack of multicast
>>would have any effect on the "request certificate" function. Does it
>>just not respond at all, or does it give you any kind of error message?
>>I'm also not sure why you'd need to run the Node Setup wizard on a
>>personal node, but perhaps I'm just missing something here.
>>I'm cc-ing ag-tech, since I haven't seen anything like this before but
>>perhaps somebody else has.
>>Lee Derks wrote:
>>>Hi Jennifer,
>>>    I'm sorry to bother you with AG software installation questions, but we
>>>are trying to set up an AG PIG at the TVN main office. As of today,
>>>multicast is not enabled on our router but it will be by Monday. I went to
>>>the Access Grid software page and downloaded Python 2.2, wxPython 2.4, and
>>>the AG Toolkit 2.1.2. I also installed the software in that order. I do not
>>>have a Globus security certificate. When I try requesting a certificate
>>>through the program "Request Certificate," the application does not do
>>>anything. Do I need to launch other applications before I can request a
>>>certificate? Or, is it because Multicast is not enabled? I also tried
>>>launching the program "Node Setup Wizard" and that did not work either.
>>>Thank you for your help
>>>Lee Derks

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