When you log on to the CitectSCADA Internet Server, the files needed to run the project are downloaded to your computer. Because these files needs to be up to date, CitectSCADA periodically compares the files on the Internet Server with the downloaded files on the Internet Display Client. (This period is defined using the [Internet]UpdateTime parameter.) If a file has been changed since the last update, it is copied to the Internet Display Client.
Note: The Internet Display Client is not supported on Windows Vista. It will still operate correctly on earlier Operating Systems, however there are no plans to provide support for IDC on Vista and above in the future.
To set up your CitectSCADA Internet Server:
then any included projects needs to be located on the same level:
\Internetdirectory, located at
C:\Citect\User\Internetby default. This is where CitectSCADA stores the
idc.exefile to allow remote installation of the Internet Display Client.
Internet directory on the Internet Server is
only accessible to anonymous FTP users if it shares the same
directory level as the current Runtime project. For example, if you
use CitectSCADA's default
settings, the current project folder will be located at:
directory will be located on the same level at:
If the runtime project on the Internet server is stored elsewhere, an appropriately located Internet directory needs to be created.
To install the Internet Display Client:
IDC.exe) to a temporary folder.
To run your project over the Internet:
To connect to a different CitectSCADA Internet Server once your project is running on the Internet Display Client:
In the Citect Internet Client Setup dialog box, complete the following properties:
Enter the TCP/IP address of the CitectSCADA Internet Server (for example 10.5.6.7 or plant.yourdomain.com). You can also optionally enter a port number separated by a colon ":". If you do not enter a port number the port number specified in the [Internet]Port parameter in the Citect.ini file will be used, the default is 21. The address of the last Internet Server used will be automatically entered here. The addresses of every Internet Server previously used are retained in the menu (with the most recently used at the top).
Enter the password supplied to you by the CitectSCADA Internet Server administrator. Your password will be encrypted before it is sent across the Internet.
If you enter an incorrect password, the connection attempt will not succeed.