Locate the recipnet.sitegrant file you obtained earlier from the Reciprocal Net Coordinator and copy it to the directory named /etc/recipnet/ on your server. This file contains your site’s private encryption key and needs to be protected from prying eyes.
From the GNOME
desktop, double-click on the Computer icon, then double-click
on the Filesystem
icon to access the file system. Navigate
to the /etc/recipnet/
folder on your computer. Find the file
right-click it, and choose Properties
from the popup menu. In the window that
opens, click the Permissions
tab. In the Owner section,
verify that the owner is root
and the corresponding access is Read and write. In the Group section, select recipnet and
set the corresponding access to
Read-only. In the Others section, set the access to None. Click the Close button.
There are six configuration files in the /etc/recipnet directory that control how different components of the Reciprocal Net site software operate. Many system administrators choose to modify these configuration files in order to optimize performance, customize logging, or add a visual brand to their site. At minimum, you should peruse the file named recipnetd.conf to verify that the default settings for the recipnetd daemon are appropriate for your system. See page 51 for a detailed reference on recipnetd.conf . Or, there is a place to display your organization’s logo – see page 42 for more about the file named sitesponsor.gif .