[AG-TECH] Multicast Beacon for Win32

Supreeya Miller Supreeya.Miller at usm.edu
Wed Nov 23 13:50:49 CST 2005

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the nice info.

I do have a question for you.  I'm running cygwin, too.  After installing
the beacon, I ran the command beacon and got a nice thank you message.  Then
I commented the line STOPME in beacon.conf, I got this message:

Getting configuration information from file "/usr/local/etc/beacon.conf".
BEACONPIDFILE open failed at /usr/local/bin/beacon line 2432.

I then uncommented the STOPME line, I got a nice thank you message again.  

Can you help me fix this problem?

Supreeya Miller 
System Administrator, Scientific Visualization Researcher, and Access Grid
Center of Higher Learning 
Building 1103 Room 102 
Stennis Space Center, MS  39529 
Phone:  228-688-2190 
Fax:      228-688-7454 
E-mail:  Supreeya.Miller at usm.edu 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf
Of Andrew A Rowley
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 3:45 AM
To: Don Morton; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] Multicast Beacon for Win32


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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