Server Monitor

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The Rocrail Server Monitor provides basic information and control over the Server from a Web Browser. It runs in a light-weight web server built in to Rocrail that you can browse from any computer that can reach the Server via TCP/IP.

This web service is set up by default for most installations. It is controlled by the settings in the rocrail.ini file, and can be modified or shut down from the Rocgui with the Service tab in the File > Rocrail Properties dialog.

When editing the rocrail.ini file manually, please add this line as a node inside the <rorail … > xml tag:

  <http port="53701" refresh="10"/>

By default the Server Monitor is available on port 53701. Note that this is a non-standard port and will be blocked by most firewalls. This service is not available over an Internet connection unless the port has been opened in all firewalls between the Server and the Internet. You will need to configure your firewalls and network to make the Server Monitor available to any computer besides the Rocrail Server.

Testing The Server Monitor

To test the Server Monitor, run a browser on the same computer running the Sever and go to this URL:

http://localhost:53701

If you have changed the port, you should change the number after the semi-colon (:) to match.

Browsing The Server Monitor On A LAN

To view the Server Monitor from another computer on the same LAN or segment, replace “localhost” with the IP Address of the Server's computer. For example, if the Server is running on a computer with the IP Address of 192.168.0.1, and you want to view the Server Moniter from another computer in the 192.168.0.x segment, go to this URL:

http://192.168.0.1:53701

This should work for all computers inside the same LAN, as long as the Server computer firewall allows traffic on the correct port.

Browsing The Server Monitor From Anywhere In The World

If you open the correct port in your firewalls and set up NAT translation for your Internet connection to point to the Rocrail Server (or it is directly connected to the Internet), anyone in the world should be able to browse the Sever Monitor by using the correct WAN IP Address.

For example, if the Rocrail Server is connected directly on 999.999.999.999:53701 , or it is on a LAN connected on this address and the router is set up to port forward traffic on 53701 to the Rocrail Server's LAN IP, anyone should be able to browse the Server Monitor with:

http://999.999.999.999:53701

WARNING

Do not open up ports in your router or make the Server Monitor available globally unless you know what you are doing. Anyone can control your layout at any time.

Web Browser Output

Rocrail will display a web page with important information about the Server in your browser:



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