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Questions & Answers

1.1 What do I have to do, if I want to use Daffodil ?
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Install a current Java on your machine.
Then use you browser to
	fetch the following URL:
	
	  http://www.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de/projects/daffodil/pdaffodil.jnlp

	This will install Daffodil to your system. Use the "Visitor"
	login to test Daffodil.
      
    

1.2 Daffodil need very long to start, and then i can not use any tool ?
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Probably you have a problem connection to the Daffodil Gateway Server, maybe because of a firewall. Please try to telnet telnet daffodil.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de 8080.
	If this does not work you can not run Daffodil. Please ask
	  your system administrators to open that port from the inside
	  to the outsite, exspecially to the machine
daffodil.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de port 8080.
If you have a firewall, and a proxy computer see special
	  faq on firewalls below.
If you still can not start Daffodil please feel free to contact me directly.

1.3 I want to store my found information in my own personal library ?
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Send an email to me via klas_at_uni-duisburg.de. I will setup your own account. Next setup a properties file, with your favorite text editor, called daffuser.properties in your home directory. Insert the following properties:
username = yourname
password = yourpassword
autologin = true
Be sure that the fileending is ".properties". Restart Daffodil and you should see your own folder in the personal library directly, without any login sequence.

1.4 I want to share my found information within a group ?
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Send an email to me via klas_at_uni-duisburg.de. I will create a new group and place all members you state within this group. Then you all can share a group folder, to store and share your information.

1.5 Daffodil does not show me external links, like a link to an authors homepage ?
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First you should setup your Java Webstart correctly. Run javaws and edit via Preferences the prefered browser.

	Second enter a new property within the
	daffuser.properties file:
	browser = path to your browser
	

	Restart Daffodil. Now you should be able use the external
	links from within Daffodil.
        
      

1.6 We have a firewall and i cannot connect to Daffodil. But we have a proxy.
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Create the following file a with your favorite First text editor called agent.properties and put it into your home dir. Add the following lines:

	mta.agent=DaffodilMTA

	mta.port=8080

	mta.host=daffodil.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de

	

	mta.connection=3

	mta.proxy.port=YOUR_PROXY_PORT

	mta.proxy.host=YOUR_PROXY_COMPUTER_IP_OR_COMPUTER_NAME

	Restart Daffodil.
        
      

1.7 What do i have to write into a script, if i use linux, to run Daffodil.
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Create a script with your favorite text editor. Type the following line and replace the path to javaws. path_to_javaws/javaws http://www.is.informatik.uni-duisburg.de/projects/daffodil/pdaffodil.jnlp Make the script executable.