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Sun Java System Instant Messaging 6 2004Q2 Installation Guide 

About This Guide

This guide describes how to install Sun JavaTM System Instant Messaging and its accompanying software components. For the most recent information about known problems with this release, see the Sun Java System Instant Messaging Release Notes.

This preface contains the following sections:

Who Should Read This Book

You should read this book if you are responsible for installing and deploying Instant Messaging at your site.

What You Need to Know

Before you install Sun Java System Instant Messaging, you should be familiar with:

How This Book is Organized

This book contains the following chapters:

Document Conventions

Monospaced Font

Monospaced font is used for any text that appears on the computer screen or text that you should type. It is also used for file names, distinguished names, functions, and examples.

Bold Monospaced Font

Bold monospaced font is used to represent text within a code example that you should type. For example, you might see something like this:


In this example, ./setup is what you would type from the command line.

Italicized Font

Italicized font is used to represent text that you enter using information that is unique to your installation (for example, variables). It is used for server paths and names and account IDs.

In the following URL, webserver and webserverport are variables:


When you enter your information, substitute your web server name and web server port where the words webserver and webserverport appear italicized. For example, if your web server name is i-zed, and the web server port is 9980, then the URL you would enter is:


Square or Straight Brackets

Square (or straight) brackets [] are used to enclose optional parameters. For example, in this document you will see the usage for the setup command described as follows:

./setup [options] [argument]

It is possible to run the setup command by itself as follows to start the Instant Messaging installation:


However, the presence of [options] and [arguments] indicates that there are additional optional parameters that may be added to the setup command. For example, you could use setup command with the -nodisplay option to do an installation from the command line:

./setup -nodisplay

Command-Line Prompts

Command-line prompts (for example, % for a C-Shell, or $ for a Korn or Bourne shell) are not displayed in the examples. Depending on which operating system environment you are using, you will see a variety of different command-line prompts. However, you should enter the command as it appears in the document unless specifically noted otherwise.

Where to Find Related Information

In addition to this book, Sun Java System Instant Messaging comes with the following supplementary information:

Sun Java System Instant Messaging also works with other products such as Sun Java System Directory Server. Documentation for this and other products is available online at the following URL:

Where to Find This Book Online

You can find the Sun Java System Instant Messaging Installation Guide online in PDF and HTML formats at the following URL:

References to Third-Party Websites

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party websites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

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