First start of OpenBCM V1.08-3-g9b42

The first time you start BCM, the directories and files that are needed for BCM are created.
You are getting a error message about a wrong H-boxaddress. You can close BCM with “Ctrl C”

Let’s have a look in de directory of openBCM.

The most important configuration file is the init.bcm

In the init.bcm file it is important to adjust some things first. You can of course do this entirely according to your own interests.

In the mailbox section

In the tcp/ip interface section

In the logging section

In the system section

In the user constraints section

In the user defaults section

Okay that’s it. Now start BCM again.

That look fine to me.

Now we can telnet to BCM. “telnet localhost 4719”

Very nice. Firt let set a password for the sysop user (pd9q) Give the command “a” on the command prompt.

With the command “a ttypw (password)” you set the password for the sysop.

Okay the password for the sysop has been set. Now you probably think that if you log in via “telnet localhost 4719” you will encounter a password prompt. Wrong. This is because the ip-address of the localhost ( is included in the file rhosts.bcm. Actually, this file means that the IP addresses that are listed here are trusted.

Just try, put one; for the ip address

Now telnet again to localhost. There is the password prompt.

Now it’s time to look at the http server. In the beginning, in init.bcm in the mailbox section put “guestcall GUEST”. Now of course it is nice to let users use the possibilities of OpenBCM. Of course we will not make an account for everyone who want to use the http server. Here we have the GUEST call for. Lets create a password GUEST. Now users can log in with call GUEST and Password Guest.

If you dont do that, you get a error.

Okay done.

Have a look at the website off your OpenBCM. http://ip-address:8080

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