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Network Watch Feature README
(introduced in gPS 0.5.1)

The network watch feature allows gPS to watch remote
computers like it watches the one it is running on.

This feature is composed of two parts:

- gPS, which is responsible to ask the remote machines
  for information

- rgpsp, a program (daemon) that must be run on all
  remotely watched computers to answer gPS requests. We call
  rgpsp a poller (rgpsp = remote gPS poller)

Both gPS and rgpsp are distributed in this package, and
when you install gPS you may choose between installing
gPS, rgpsp or both.

Currently rgpsp is available for Linux and FreeBSD/i386, but
we are working to provide a generic Unix one and specific pollers
for other Un*xes. Lack of hardware for test is the greater
problem.

REQUIREMENTS
------------

A computer may both watch and be watched. To be watched,
a computer must have rgpsp running and be networked with
TCP/IP to the watcher(s).

To watch, a computer must have X11, gtk+ >= 1.2.1 ,
gPS >= 0.5.1, and be networked with TCP/IP to the
watched one(s).

For help on command line options, see the gps and rgpsp
man pages.

There is a brief explanation on how to get Network Watch
working on a sample network on gPS's website:

                 http://www.gps.seul.org

Administrators who want to run rgpsp automatically may wish to
use the /etc/rc.d/init.d/rgpsp SysV init script.

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March 2000