Quick Start for Linux

Install rust via rustup if you haven't already. Ensure ~/.cargo/bin is in your PATH.

cargo install netidx-tools

This will build and install the netidx command, which contains all the built in command line tools necessary to run to the resolver server, as well as the publisher/subscriber command line tools

You will need some build dependencies,

  • libclang, necessary for bindgen, on debian/ubuntu sudo apt install libclang-dev
  • gssapi, necessary for kerberos support, on debian/ubuntu sudo apt install libkrb5-dev
    "parent": null,
    "children": [],
    "pid_file": "",
    "addrs": [""],
    "max_connections": 512,
    "hello_timeout": 10,
    "reader_ttl": 60,
    "writer_ttl": 120,
    "auth": "Anonymous"

Install the above config in ~/.config/netidx.json. This config will only allow communication on your local machine. Make sure port 4564 is free, or change it to a free port of your choosing.

run netidx resolver-server. This command will return immediatly, and the resolver server will daemonize. Check that it's running using ps auxwww | grep netidx.

To test the configuration run,

netidx stress publisher --bind --delay 1000 1000 10

This will publish 10,000 items following the pattern /bench/$r/$c where $r is a row number and $c is a column number. e.g. /bench/100/8 corresponds to row 100 column 8. The browser will draw this as a table with 1000 rows and 10 columns, however for this test we will use the command line subscriber to look at one cell in the table.

netidx subscriber /bench/0/0

should print out one line like this every second


The final number should increment, and if that works then netidx is set up on your local machine. If it didn't work, try setting the environment variable RUST_LOG=debug and running the stress publisher and the subscriber again.

Optional Netidx Browser

The browser is an optional gui browser for the netidx tree, you need gtk development files installed to build it, on debian/ubuntu add those with

sudo apt install libgtk-3-dev

and then

cargo install netidx-browser