Download Unix or Linux version of Consensus server package depends of the system you install in, and locate the file in the web directory, corresponding to the desired consensus server web site.
http://ural.wustl.edu/consensus -> /usr/www/consensus/consensus.tar.gz
Extract compressed consensus package file by typing as the following on the command line.
> gunzip consensus.tar.gz
> tar -xvf consensus.tar
> unzip consensus.zip
Configuration of the consensus server. Extraction of package file will generate a directory, consensus. Cd into 'consensus' directory and reconfigure the server by modifying DEF.pm file with any text editor. Read the instruction in DEF.pm for more information on
configuration of server.
Compile the programs in the consensus server with gcc compiler in your system.
In consensus directory, compile the consensus programs by typing...
> make install
Make sure all the required softwares are installed in your system, and cgi-bin directory is accessible before you run the consensus server for the first time
Security & Configuration of Server
In general, Web servers are large, complex programs that can contain security holes in your system. The open architecture of Web servers allows arbitrary CGI scripts to be executed on the server's side of the connection in response to remote requests. Any CGI script installed at your site may contain bugs, and every such bug is a potential security hole. Thus, CGI scripts are a major source of security holes. Unfortunately, the consensus server package was not devoloped with much care on security issues. Therefore, before you install this package, you should consult you Network administrator if you plan to make this server available to the public. You should also consult your administrator about the HTTP-server configuration of 'cgi-bin' directory. Depends on its configuration, the server can be accessible from the public or local network. For more information about the security issues, go to http://www.w3.org/Security/
Questions & Bug Report
If you have any questions on installing Consensus Server Package in your
system, or problems with the package, please contact us by email,
Download Command-line-based Applications
consensus-v6c : consensus-v6c.1.tar.gz
wconsensus-v5c : wconsensus-v5c.2.tar.gz