System Requirements for the Knowbot Software
The Knowbot software requires a fairly powerful Unix workstation with an Internet connection. (See note below for Windows.) To meaningfully demonstrate program migration, at least two such systems (not necessarily with the same configuration) are required. These systems may be connected over a fast local network; alternatively, they may be individual Internet sites. (For demonstration purposes, we also support running multiple copies of the software on a single host.)
Communication through a firewall is not supported at this time.
We recommend using systems with at least 64 Megabytes of RAM (128 Megabytes if you wish to run other software at the same time). Disk space requirements are modest: 5 to 10 Megabytes.
The prototype depends on the following other pieces of software:
Assuming you are using Linux, all required (and optionally required) support software is freely available open source software!
(Note:) While there are no immediate plans for a port to Windows, we will consider one if there is sufficient demand. All the required support software runs on Windows (95/98 and NT), but the Knowbot software itself uses certain Unix features that are not supported by Windows; replacing these would require some redesign of the system.