Setting up Administration computer
The administration computer is what network administrators use to connect to the Rhizomatica Administration Interface (RAI).
Though this computer can use any operating system as long as it has a browser and basic network configurability, we generally install a lightweight vanilla version of Linux. To avoid future complications, this computer should be dedicated to accessing the RAI interface over the local network. In our setups, the admin computer doesn't typically have regular access to the Internet.
Typically we use a recent version of Ubuntu, Eg:
Lubuntu - a lighter version of Ubuntu.
Mate - Ubuntu with the old school menu.
Choose a user and password that's easy for the admin person to remember. This is typically not a high security kind of thing.
Setup a fixed IP
sudo nano /etc/networking/interface
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.100.25 netmask 255.255.255.0
Choose an address that's NOT the BSC's LAN 3 (ie: not 192.168.100.1), but in the 192.168.100.x range.
Ctrl-x enter to save
Connect the admin box to the BSC
Connect via ethernet from the admin computer to LAN 4 of the BSC. (see BSC LANs )
Open up a browser and go to 192.168.100.1/rai. This should bring you to the RAI interface. (see RAI manual)