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Determining Configuration Parameters

Determining Configuration Parameters

When defining Application Entities, you will need the host name (or IP address), and port number of your machine and any remote machines you will connect to, in addition to other information. This section provides information on how to retrieve this information.

Determining the IP Address


Determine the IP address of your machine by completing the following instructions for your platform.

Windows

  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open a DOS window.
  2. At the prompt, type ipconfig. This returns the IP address of the local machine.

UNIX

At the UNIX prompt, type /sbin/ifconfig -a to return the IP (ether) address or type netstat -i to return the hostname associated with the IP address.

Mac OS X

Open Finder. Under Applications/Utilities launch Network Utility. Select the Info tab and then select the network interface from the pull down menu.

Determining TPC/IP Port Numbers


Use the information in the following section to determine available TCP/IP ports.

Windows

  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open a DOS window.
  2. At the prompt, type netstat -a. View the results to determine port availability and status.

UNIX

Use the netstat -a command to return port information.

Mac OS X

Open Finder. Under Applications/Utilities launch Network Utility. Select the Netstat tab and select the information you want to return.



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