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Installing a DODS Server


How do I install a DODS server?


Here we give you some brief instructions for default installation of a DODS server. We hope that the process is as simple for you as it was on our Linux box running RedHat 7.3. Total time for installation was 10 minutes. These instructions assume that you have LAS compatible netCDF files that you also wish to make available via DODS.

  1. Get the appropriate DODS server binaries. (I used the RedHat 7.1 binary on a RedHat 7.3 system.)
  2. Unpack the DODS code under a single directory listing that we call the $DODS_ROOT directory.
  3. Use the install script, $(DODS_ROOT/etc/installServer, to copy the CGI programs and Perl modules in the etc directory in
    the DODS source tree ($(DODS_ROOT)/etc) to one of the directories where the Web server expects to find its CGI
  4. Test the installation by pointing your browser to:

  5. Create a link in your web document directory that points to your data directory.
  6. Test DODS access by pointing your browser to:

If you run into problems, you'll need to go to the detailed instructions supplied by the DODS folks.

Jonathan Callahan:
Last modified: May 29, 2003