By David Oliver
The Clickshare-enhanced HTTP daemon and supporting software are written in C (using GNU C v2.5.8 and above) and Perl (v5). For the alpha Clickshare release, these development tools need to be available on the workstation.
Though not required specifically for the Clickshare-enhanced server, Newshare recommends that a minimum of 32MB of RAM and 1GB of hard disk storage are available on any of the hardware mentioned above. Those machines that will run full X Window System displays in addition to running the HTTP server should have a minimum 64MB of RAM.
Further, though not specifically required for the Clickshare-enhanced server, Newshare recommends that the machine running the HTTP daemon to connected to a LAN with direct attachment to a T1 rate (1.54Mb/s) Internet connection. This bandwidth may be shared with other workstations on this LAN. So-called "fractional T3" is a more ideal Internet service connection. Lower bandwidth connections to the Internet, however, are not significantly affected by the presence of Clickshare.
If you are running a commercial secure server at your site (such as Open Market or Netscape) you will need at this stage to run the Clickshare-enhanced server daemon on a separate "port." But the Clickshare daemon and the main daemon can be set up to access the same underlying information, just from a different port address (i.e., 8080 instead of 80).
We expect to negotiate the license of our code to major commercial server vendors for inclusion in their products so that running two separate server daemons won't be necessary.
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