After compiling the agent as explained in the Section called Installation on Unix Systems using ns_install in Chapter 13, the executable of the NetSolve agent is located in:
NS_agent [-l logfile]When invoked with no arguments, a stand-alone agent is started. This agent is now available for registrations of NetSolve servers wanting to participate in a new NetSolve system. After servers are registered, client programs can contact this agent and have requests serviced by one or more of the registered servers.
Only one NetSolve agent can be running on a given machine at a given time.
The -l option specifies the name of a file to use for logging purposes.
UNIX> NS_agent -l /home/me/agent_logfile
To terminate an existing agent (or query an existing NetSolve system), the user should refer to the NetSolve management tools, particularly NS_killagent, as outlined in Chapter 16.