MGPNET(1) BSD General Commands Manual MGPNET(1)
mgpnet - MagicPoint Netserver (provide MagicPoint presentation over the
mgpnet [arguments to mgp]
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:
Be network conscious. Current implementation is too naive about CPU/net-
work usage. Presenter's notebook may be overloaded if there's too many
mgpnet was created by Jun-ichiro itojun Itoh <email@example.com>, on the
day before the newyear's eve, 1997.
BSD November 16, 2002 BSD
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