Pliant minimum configuration
Step 1: give a name to the computer
In FullPliant homepage menu, select 'Configure' then 'Identity'.
If the 'Name' field at the top is empty, fill it, then press 'Record the new name' button.
The name of the computer should be something like mycomputer.mydomain.org , not just mycomputer .
Step 2: create a public/private keys pair for the computer
In FullPliant homepage menu, select 'Service' 'Names' 'Hosts'
Fill 'Host name' field with the name of the computer you selected, then press 'create' button.
If the public key is empty, or the number of bits of the key is not reported bold, clic on the 'Generate' button, then confirm with 'Generate now' button.
A 1024 bits key is expected to be very secured, but it might take several minutes to generate if your computer is not that fast. Please be patient.
You should also fill the 'IP address' and 'Multiplexer' fields. IP address can either be the real IP address of your computer on the network, or the generic 127.0.0.1 IP adress. Multiplexer port can be any not used TCP port on your computer. On some plateforms, ports from 0 to 1023 are reserved to processes with administration rights. An example could be 8036.
The 'Multiplexer port' must be consistent with 'pliant' 'multiplexer' 'port' entry in 'Settings details' of 'Configure' 'Identity'
Step 3: create an administrator account
In FullPliant homepage menu, select 'Service' 'UI, HTTP and FTP' 'Users'
Fill 'User ID' with any user name you like for your administrator account, then press 'Create the new user' button.
Clic on the newly created account link, then if the public key field is empty, clic on 'Generate' button, then fill 'Key password' and finaly conform with 'Generate now'
Step 4: check network connection
In FullPliant homepage menu, select 'Configure' 'Network' and check that the 'Internet access'' line reports 'ok'.'
If the reported message is 'broken' then either you have a name resolution problem (1), or your connection to the Internet is really broken ... or Pliant is buggy.
In order to check names resolution, check the 'DNS servers' line.
If it's empty, then go back to FullPliant homepage menu, select 'Configure' 'Identity', then at the bottom, fill the three fields with 'pliant' 'dns' and 'provider1' then hit the 'create' button. Fill the newly created line in 'Settings details' with the IP address of your main DNS server, then get back to 'Configure' 'Network'
Now, your 'DNS servers' line is not empty, and at the right of the IP address of each DNS server, you get a report telling you if it can be accessed or not.
If it cannot be accessed, then your Internet connection is really broken ... or Pliant is buggy.
name resolution is the Internet service that enables to find the IP address corresponding to a name such as www.debian.org. It is a very important service because communication over the Internet is done through sending packets, and the destination of each packet is provided as the IP address of the recipient, not it's name.