1.7. Testing the installation

Once the installation is finished, you may want to check that it was successful.

There are several levels of testing the installation:

  • a check of running processes,
  • a smoke test that will check that all FRED’s interfaces are correctly configured and responding,
  • a zone test that will check that a registrar can access the zone, make registrations and that the registered domain is generated into the zone file and available via the public interface.

1.7.1. Check of running processes

The following daemons should start automatically after the FRED was installed:

  • fred-adifd
  • fred-akmd
  • fred-logd
  • fred-msgd
  • fred-pifd
  • fred-pyfred
  • fred-rifd
  • fred-webadmin

You can check the running FRED processes with the command ps -ef | grep "fred-".

1.7.2. Smoke test of an uninitialized system

To test the plain installation (just to check that all interfaces respond as they should), try to open these sites in a browser:

  • http://localhost/whois (Web Whois) and attempt a search

    Desired result: loads without errors, search responds with the “Handle not found” message without errors

  • http://localhost:18456 (Web Admin) and log in with custom username/password (e.g. test/test)

    Desired result: loads and logs in without errors

and/or try to run these programs in a terminal:

  • fred-client -v 2
    Desired result: outputs Server ID and Return code: 2501
  • whois -h localhost whatever
    Desired result: outputs Whoisd server version and ERROR:101
  • genzone_client whatever
    Desired result: outputs this error: “Unknown zone requested”

If everything goes smoothly (websites open and programs finish as desired), then all system interfaces are available.

1.7.3. Test of registrations in a zone

You can use the following set of commands to test registrations on your system after the initialization with the config-zone script.

# Connect to the server via EPP and login with the specified username and password
fred-client -u REG-CZ -w passwd
# Connect + run command that will create a contact with given credentials
fred-client -u REG-CZ -w passwd -d 'create_contact TEST-CONTACT "Name Surname" email@example.com Street City 12345 CZ'
# Connect + run command that will create a set of nameservers with the contact assigned as a technical contact
fred-client -u REG-CZ -w passwd -d 'create_nsset TEST-NSSET ((ns1.test-domain.cz (,(ns2.test-domain.cz ( TEST-CONTACT'
# Create a domain with the contact as the domain owner and with the NS set
fred-client -u REG-CZ -w passwd -d 'create_domain test-domain.cz TEST-CONTACT NULL TEST-NSSET'
# Ask about the domain via the command-line whois
whois -h localhost -- test-domain.cz
# Generate a zone file and check that it contains the domain
genzone_client; cat db.cz
# Ask about the domain via RDAP and check the JSON response
wget -q -O - localhost/rdap/domain/test-domain.cz | json_pp