Setting Application Passwords
To set or change an application password, e.g. the View capability password, pick 'Set Password for View' from the 'Administrate' submenu of the 'File' menu and enter the new password in the dialog box (you need to enter it twice to guard against mis-typing).
Setting Device Addresses
A valid IP address must be assigned to every drive.web device before it can be used. In order to assign an address to a device, the device must be on the local link and the capability must be Administrate.
When setting device addresses, the software uses local multicast frames. If the computer has a firewall, you will probably need to open port 48556 for UDP.
WindowsXP firewall special information
You should ensure that the address that you use for a device can be reached from your computer (i.e. check your computer's IP address and net mask against device addresses).
We recommend that you turn off local device auto-discovery while setting device addresses.
If your drive.web system will not be connected to an existing network, it is recommended that you use one of the address ranges defined in RFC1918 Address Allocation for Private Internets, e.g., 192.168.1.1 through 192.168.1.254, etc.
If your drive.web system is to be integrated with an existing TCP/IP network, it is imperative that you coordinate with that network's system administrator - assigning an invalid or duplicate address will cause malfunctions.
In many modern networks, the hosts get their addresses dynamically from a DHCP or BOOTP server. This sort of dynamic address assignment is not appropriate for drive.web; each device must be assigned a static IP address. It is recommended that the system administrator block out a range of addresses of sufficient size and assign them to drive.web.
Savvy supports three ways to set device addresses:
- semi-automatically, as a system
- via a script
Each of these methods are described in the following sections. Method 1 is normally used.