mgpnet



MGPNET(1)                 BSD General Commands Manual                MGPNET(1)


NAME

     mgpnet - MagicPoint Netserver (provide MagicPoint presentation over the
     net)


SYNOPSIS

     mgpnet [arguments to mgp]


DESCRIPTION

     mgpnet is a small http server to be executed on the presenter's notebook
     computer.  It lets audience read MagicPoint presentation foils on her
     notebook computers, over the net.

     When a presenter performs a presentation, she should invoke mgpnet
     instead of mgp, with the same argument.  mgpnet will become an http
     server running on tcp port 9999 (by default), and invokes mgp as a child
     process.  By accessing URL http://hostname:9999/, audience will be able
     to read the MagicPoint window currently displayed on the presenter's
     notebook.  The webpage provided by mgpnet is designed in "client pull"
     manner; audience's notebook will reload the page, several times a minute.

     If no option is specified, mgpnet will print the URL to be accessed by
     the audience to the standard output.  This is useful for indicating the
     URL to be accessed on the presentation, like:

     %filter "mgpnet"
     %endfilter


TODO

     Be network conscious.  Current implementation is too naive about CPU/net-
     work usage.  Presenter's notebook may be overloaded if there's too many
     audiences.


SEE ALSO

     mgp(1), xwintoppm(1).


HISTORY

     mgpnet was created by Jun-ichiro itojun Itoh <itojun@itojun.org>, on the
     day before the newyear's eve, 1997.

BSD                            November 16, 2002                           BSD

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