How the Calendar server works
If your client and server are located on the same machine, skip to
``Using the default configuration''.
If you are connecting to a network, choose a server computer to contain your
calendar database files and run the Calendar Configuration
utility described in
``Using the calendar over a network''.
The client queries the server for calendar data.
The client and server may be located on the same computer, or
they may be on different computers connected by SCO TCP/IP.
The server computer stores all of the calendar data in several database
files, which are made up of the data from each individual user's calendar.
Each time a user on a client computer uses scocal or the
scosh calendar program,
the client sends a data request to the server computer
that the server then answers.
This client-server communication is transparent to the user.
In a networked situation, the client and server computers must be
configured to know of each other's existence; you ensure this by using
the Calendar Configuration utility described in
``Configuring the calendar (9)''.
Several Calendar administration tools, described in
``Administering the calendar'',
help you maintain the calendar data on your server computer
and monitor traffic between the server and its clients.
The general procedure for network configuration is as follows:
Choose a computer to be your server machine. This computer should be
one that has ample free disk space and a low load average.
Make sure that the appropriate networking software
is installed on every computer in your local network.
Install SCO OpenServer on your server and client computers.
When you do so, calendar server processes start running on each computer.
On each computer, stop the calendar server process by running the Calendar
Restart the server process on the server computer. Do not restart the
server process on your clients. The system is ready for use.
Troubleshoot and maintain the network by using the Calendar
Administration utility described in
``Selecting the Calendar Administration utility (Cal Util)''.
Using the default configuration
Administering a Calendar server
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003