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Installing on Linux

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Download the TAR/RPM

Click here to download the latest MyConnection Server for Linux (TAR).

For more information (and the RPM file) see the download page in full or the new release notes.

Untar the Install Script

Untar the install script using the command below.

tar -xvf myconnectionsvr.tar

Run the Configure Script

Run the script using the commands below.


and on Solaris or FreeBSD


Note: to install MCS as a regular user (not a super user) use sh nosu. However, we recommend installing as a super user.

Working through the Install Script

The install script will prompt the user with some questions. These are detailed below.

License agreement and installation directory

Rejecting the license agreement (N) will stop the installer. Type (Y) to accpet the license agreement. Copy and paste the link into a browser to review the agreement.

Hit enter to accept the default directory or specify a new directory, for example /home/mcsinstall

Note: if an installation of MCS already exists in the chosen directory a prompt will appear to confirm the overwrite.

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Accept the EULA and choose installation directory

Assign memory

Decide how much memory to assign to MCS. The suggestion will always be half of the total memory on the machine, however choosing no less than 6Gb is our recommendation if available.

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Assign memory

Run Automatically

To ensure MCS starts on every reboot answer Y to this question.

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Decide if MCS should start on machine boot

Browse to the Main Menu

The installation will end with an IP:Port combination where the MCS main menu will be running. An alternate IP:Port can be chosen in the MCS General Config.

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Installation complete