ACE+TAO Opensource Programming Notes/Naming
These days, the pre-compiled RPMs for redhat type servers (Fedora, RedHat, CentOS, etc.) are a pretty handy way to get your name server installed and running as a boot time service. That's certainly what I use on my laptop for testing, and at work on our servers. I don't know if someone has done something similar for the Microsoft platform, but I don't really consider this to be a popular choice for critical service platform due to their regular downtime requirements in an enterprise setting.
The very nice NameServer implementation provided for RedHat, and I assume other server vendors of the UNIX variety, has a config directory in /etc . The values in the config directory are easy to understand and edit, and there are mercifully few options to set. For instance, my opt file in /etc/tao, is the stock config file which came with the distro and is as follows:
# Specify desired endpoint arguments ENDPOINT="-ORBListenEndpoints iiop://:2809" # Location of persistance data file, comment out to disable persistance. PERSISTFILE="-f /var/cache/tao/tao-cosnaming.dat" # Enable multicast discovery, comment out to disable. #MULTICAST="-m 1" # Enable debug logging, comment out to disable. #DEBUGLEVEL="-ORBDebugLevel 10" # Configure log file LOGFILE="-ORBLogFile /var/log/tao/tao-cosnaming.log" # Concatenate all options OPTIONS="$ENDPOINT $PERSISTFILE $MULTICAST $DEBUGLEVEL $LOGFILE"
Note that the endpoint corbaloc string doesn't have an address. This means it listens to all interfaces. If you wish to define a more restrictive listener, place your address after the double slashes, but before the colon. i.e.