[AG-TECH] Multicast Beacon for Win32

Andrew A Rowley Andrew.Rowley at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 03:44:58 CST 2005


I have managed to install the new beacon on windows machines using cygwin (www.cygwin.com).  It almost works as it is, except that you need to add the following line to common/src/net_udp.c (just after the #includes is fine):

#define inet_pton(a,b,c) inet_aton((b), (struct in_addr *)(c))

This is because cygwin does not support IPV6 yet.  Adding this line allows the compilation to be successful.

You don't need much of a cygwin installation to get this working either - just the basic stuff really.

Andrew :)

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
> Behalf Of Don Morton
> Sent: 22 November 2005 14:52
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Multicast Beacon for Win32
> Howdy,
> After a long absence I'm looking into getting a PIG going
> again, and I see the AG world has changed much in two years!
> At this point, the plan is to use an XP machine, and I just
> got connected to Multicast this morning (or so we think).
> At least in the old days, the next step was to start running
> a multicast beacon and see if you show up on the matrix.
> I've gone to
> http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Beacon/
> and see that the world is apparently using
> Multicast Beacon v1.3, but there don't appear
> to be any Windoze versions of Beacon 1.3.
> Am I correct in assuming that the Beacon 1.1 that
> Ivan compiled for Win32 some time ago is incompatible?
> Bottom line - can someone point me to info on setting up
> a beacon for an XP machine?  Once I've verified multicast, I'll
> try to install the AG Toolkit.
> Thanks,
> Don Morton
> U. Montana

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