The Stanford CMGM Bioinformatics Resource offers a number of commercial
applications to its members at no additional cost. The software is run
through a keyserver system, which works as follows: CMGM purchases a
number of licenses to run the software; individual labs download the
software; each time the software is started, a "key" must be checked out
from the keyserver; the number of keys allowed to be checked out is
equivalent to the number of licenses purchased, allowing only the number
of copies of software purchased to be run simultaneously.
In order to run keyed programs, your lab must be a member of CMGM. In
addition, the individual computers that will run the keyed
applications must be registered on the keyserver. The following briefly
describes the process.
1) Register Your Computer with the Keyserver
a) First, find out your computer's IP address.
- For Windows 98: Go to the StartMenu, choose Run, and type "winipcfg".
Select your ethernet card, and write down the IP address.
- For Windows NT: Start the MS-DOS prompt. Type "ipconfig /all". Write
down the IP address.
- For Mac: Go to TCP/IP under Control Panels. Write down the IP
b) Fill out the registration form at http://cmgm.stanford.edu/keyserver/accounts/keyaccess.html
c) Wait for e-mail confirmation of registration of the computer(s).
2) Download and Install the Keyclient software
a) Download the software at
When prompted, login using your CMGM identity and password.
b) Install the Keyclient software as directed at the above links.
c) Configure the software. Instructions are provided on the
above links. Generally, all you need to do is type in the
KeyServer's name or address, which is 184.108.40.206.
3) Download and Install Software
a) Go to the Keyserver webpage at http://cmgm.stanford.edu/keyserver/,
and click on the tabs at the top of the page for PC
Software or Mac
b) Download and install applications as directed.