gateway - Internet Gateway administration tool
Internet Gateway is a web-based tool for administration of network
services, designed for users with little prior knowledge of the IRIX
environment. In addition to allowing you to easily connect your server
or desktop machine to the Internet, it provides a variety of simple
remote administration tools.
Accessing Internet Gateway [Toc] [Back]
The Internet Gateway web pages are served using a Netscape web server on
your server or desktop machine. This allows for simple remote
administration of network services from any UNIX, PC or Macintosh client.
To access Internet Gateway on your system, enter the following two
/etc/chkconfig webface on
then point your web browser at the URL:
replacing <yourhostname> with the hostname of your machine. For security
reasons you will be asked to enter the root password of your machine,
then asked to provide an administration password. You will then see a
screen with icons leading to the three sections of Internet Gateway:
Setup Tasks, Administration and Applications. All three sections include
detailed online help.
Setup Tasks [Toc] [Back]
This section currently contains three separate tasks, or setup procedures
requiring a number of steps. These are:
Connect to the Internet
Quickly and simply walks you through the necessary steps of
configuring your SGI machine for Internet connectivity. Helpful
descriptions simplify the procedure of configuring Internet IP
addresses, hostnames, hardware choices and sendmail parameters.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Setup
Allows you to quickly set up your SGI machine to act as an IP address
server, automatically adding client machines to your network as
Provides a simple mechanism for reducing security risks posed by some
default networking behaviors on your SGI machine. Allows easy
disabling of RPC services, remote X server calls, SNMP access, open
user accounts, and a variety of other potential security risks.
Administration [Toc] [Back]
This section allows administrators to easily edit initial configurations
or reconfigure network services. This section is further divided into
five configuration areas:
Configuration of Electronic mail (POP3 and sendmail), Netscape
information servers, Majordomo mailing lists, Samba file serving, and
Syntax IPX/IP gateway.
Easy administration of a variety of different network protocols,
including file transfer (FTP), name serving (DNS/UNS), filesystem
configuration, Network Information Service (NIS), host address
allocation (DHCP), resource reservation (RSVP), and routing.
Administration of two firewalls: a lightweight filtering firewall, and
the more comprehensive Gauntlet firewall product.
Configuration of the Netscape SuiteSpot webservers.
Setup of communications hardware and associated protocols, including
PPP, ISDN, T1 boards, Ethernet/FDDI, and serial modems.
Applications [Toc] [Back]
This section provides some general information for administrators. There
are currently three web-based applications:
A single page description of the machine's internal hardware.
Includes information pertaining to the machine's processors, mainboard
cache, memory, SCSI controllers, Ethernet cards, available disk space,
Majordomo Mailing Lists
A tool allowing users access to information about all mailing lists on
this server, along with an HTML archive of those lists (if desired).
Also provides users with facilities to subscribe/unsubscribe to
Session Directory Server
A unique tool for monitoring multicast session announcements, creating
announcements and launching multimedia tools to receive multicast
/usr/OnRamp/* support libraries and files
/usr/WebFace/* CGI source documents
/usr/ns-home/httpd-gateway/* gateway web server
Internet Gateway Installation Guide
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