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Changing the Server's IP address

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BiblioTECH Clients connect to the BiblioTECH server using the configured IP address settings.


These settings are stored in the Communications INI file and are initially setup during the original client installation.

c:\ProgramData\BiblioTECH\v8\Config\BT8comms.ini


The two "IP" settings are

IPs      this is a list of all of the BT-server's IP addresses  (this allows for multi-homed servers)

     SvrIP  this is last "successful connection" address


When a client starts, it tries to contact the BT server using the IP addresses in sequence

SvrIP, then each of the IPs then 127.0.0.1, repeating until it locates a BiblioTECH server

When located and connection established, the client will update the INI file's SvrIP setting.


BiblioTECH Client computers

If the server's IP address must change, all BiblioTECH clients will lose contact.
Therefore, action must be taken to re-configure the client's IP settings.

After changing the BiblioTECH server's IP address
  • ensure the BiblioTECH services have been restarted after the change of IP address (best to restart the computer)
  • generate a new "Client Installation Set" (on the server - BT System Utilities)
  • run this new installation set on each of the BT client computers

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