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Old 07-15-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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looking for gift

i followed the instructions from

and think that everything went ok. i also did "gift-setup" and everything went fine also, hopefully. now i am wondering how to get the program up and running. i clicked on the main menu (redhat 9) and clicked run and typed gift and it said that it failed to execute.
i appreciate yiour help
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"gift" is not a program. there is "giftd" which is the daemon for gift and then you use your choice of client, like giFTcurs, gifToxic etc....
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thank you for your response. then what is this

i downloaded the two files under gift and gift-openftp

what would you suggest i do if this isnt correct?
Old 07-15-2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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OpenFT is giFT's own network, if I'm not mistaken, so you'd probably want to download and install ALL of the gift-* so you can connect to as many networks as possible. Perhaps you should look at the UNIX installation Guide over at their website.
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A README file is a terrible thing to waste! For instance, the giFT README suggests the following
If you are a new user to the project, please refer to the QUICKSTART guide.
A brief perusal of QUICKSTART reveals this little nugget:

Remember that the giftd binary you are likely interacting with is just a
simple daemon intended to be used through the interface protocol over TCP/IP
sockets. By default only machines within your local network can access the
interface port, however additional security may be defined and may even be
turned on by default in the future.

The most basic invocation will look something like:

# giftd -d
To test your daemon run the giFTcurs program (available at, which will attempt to connect to the daemon
on the host and port you configured in $HOME/.giFT/ui/ui.conf.
Now then, was that so hard?

--- Cerbere


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