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    How To Instantiate Re6st Registry

    FINAL - Document showing how to instantiate a Re6st Registry on a SlapOS node.
    • Last Update:2020-05-25
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    How To Instantiate Re6st Registry

    This document explains how to instantiate a Re6st Registry, a register which manages Re6st nodes in a network and issues tokens for new nodes to join the network.

    It will explain the different instantiation parameters. Please refer to other documents on add a software to the SlapOS Master catalog or supplying/installing a software

    Table of Content

    • Re6st Registry Configuration

    Configuring Re6st Registry

    The process of installing (supplying) a software and providing it as a service (instantiation) are the same for all software. However during instantiation each instance can be configured differently.

    This section will cover the specific configuration parameters used for a Re6st Registry including the steps required to get Re6st to work.

    Registry Configuration

    SlapOS Interface - Re6st Registry Instance Configuration

    After selecting Services, adding a new service Re6st and selecting the latest version, you should be on the configuration screen of the Registry.

    Select Software Type Default which will load a form with software-specific parameters.

    Set the following parameters:

    IPv6 prefix: fc01::/7
    Default length of allocated prefix: 16

    Don't forget to select your computer at the end of the form to prevent the SlapOS Master allocating the Registry on a computer of its choice.

    Click Proceed to start instantitation. This will forward you to the list of current services.

    Registry Instantiation and Port Forwarding

    SlapOS Interface - Re6st Service Instantiation

    Refresh the page to show your instance and installation status.

    You can follow the compilation by looking at the slapos-node-software.log using:

    # tail opt/slapos/log/slapos-node-software.log -f


    Since the Registry is listening on port 19201 (see system requirements) and user permissions in Linux systems prevent accessing ports above 1024, traffic must be forwarded (also describe in installing SlapOS node COMP-0).

    This can be done using a Firewall with NAT traversal or using Socat. Socat is a relay for bidirectional data transfer between two independent data channels. Data channels can be files, pipes, devices (terminal or modem, etc.), or sockets (Unix, IP4, IP6 - raw, UDP, TCP), etc. For more information, please refer to the Free Software Directory).

    To install socat in case required, use

    $ sudo su
    # sudo apt-get install socat

    Then start by finding the IP adress to bind to:

    # netstat -natp | grep 9201
    tcp         0       0*          LISTEN       26027/python2.7
    tcp         0       0    TIME_WAIT    -
    tcp         0       0    TIME_WAIT    -
    tcp         0       0  TIME_WAIT    -
    tcp         0       0 :::9201               :::*               LISTEN       26027/python2.7

    Continue with:

    # ifconifg eth0 | grep inet\
      inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:

    Then call Socat:

    # socat TCP4-LISTEN:9201,fork,bind= TCP4: & [3] 13443

    Note, that your Registry master-url in the example is SAVE THIS URL. You will need to provide it whenever you want to connect a new node to the network.

    To verify whether port forwarding works, you can:

    # ps aux | grep socat
    root      3234  0.0  0.0  12728  2180 pts/0    S+   09:02   0:00 grep socat

    Verify Re6st Is Accessible

    SlapOS Re6st Registry Service Accessability

    Once port forwarding is setup, try accessing the registry over the url

    Thank You

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