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This guide contains advanced configuration information for system administrators working with C WS Core. It provides references to information on procedures typically performed by system administrators, including installation, configuring, deploying, and testing the installation.
This information is in addition to the basic Globus Toolkit prerequisite, overview, installation, security configuration instructions in the GT 4.0 System Administrator's Guide. Read through this guide before continuing!
In order to build and install the C WS-Core component from an official release:
Table 1. Building C WS Core from installer
Obtain the latest GT 4.x.x release tarball installer from the Download webpage.
Untar the tarball:
tar xvfz gt<version>-all-source-installer.tar.gz
Change to the installer directory:
./configure -prefix=<path to install>
In order to build C WS Core from CVS:
Table 2. Building C WS Core from CVS
Obtain the source code for C WS Core from CVS:
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setenv GLOBUS_LOCATION /soft/gt4/
./make-packages.pl -bundles=gt4-c-ws-core -deps -install=$GLOBUS_LOCATION
The C WS-Core does not require configuration/deployment steps. All parameter configuration is done programmatically at present.
The C WS-Core has a test suite that tests a number of different
packages included in the component. The tests can be built using
wsctests target to
make in the installer of a release, or
they can be built using the
gt4-c-ws-core-test bundle in the
./make-packages.pl command mentioned
The tests are installed into $GLOBUS_LOCATION/test, and can be run from the appropriate sub-directories.
C WS-Core supports secure transport (https) and secure message (just X509 signing, not encryption).
With secure transport,
the entire container must be run over an
https transport. This is done by default for the C container. If
the user does not want security in the container,
or wants to use secure message instead
of secure transport, they should use the
-nosec argument to
For clients, the secure transport is enabled if the contact URI contains the 'https' scheme instead of 'http', so the client doesn't have to enable or disable it explicitly.
The following usage statistics are sent by C WS Core by default in a UDP packet :
- Component identifier
- Usage data format identifier
- Time stamp
- Source IP address
- Source hostname (to differentiate between hosts with identical private IP addresses)
It sends it at container startup (globus-wsc-container) and receipt of that packet tells us that the container started.
If you wish to disable this feature, you can set the following environment variable before running the C container:
By default, these usage statistics UDP packets are sent to
but can be redirected to another host/port or multiple host/ports
with the following environment variable:
export GLOBUS_USAGE_TARGETS="myhost.mydomain:12345 myhost2.mydomain:54321"
You can also dump the usage stats packets to stderr as they are sent (although most of the content is non-ascii). Use the following environment variable for that:
Also, please see our policy statement on the collection of usage statistics.