Syntail

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30-day trial

Download a 30-day trial from the links below. If you decide to purchase SynTail all you will need a new serial number that will convert your existing SynTail into perceptual license that will never expire.
Select the download link below that is appropriate for your platform.

Installation instructions

Windows: Follow the steps below to install SynTail on a Microsoft Windows machine.
  • Log in as Administrator
  • Download the installer
  • Extract the zipped file and run setup.exe
  • Towards the end of installation, the installer will install a new service for SynTail and will start it in the back-ground. In future, use Windows services applet in the Control Panel to start and stop the service
  • Using your browser connect to http://localhost:9555


Linux: Follow the steps below to install SynTail on a Linux machine.
  • Log in as root
  • Download the installer
  • Extract the tar file using the following command
    tar -xf SynTailLinux.tar
  • Ensure the permissions for Install.sh is set as an executable. If not, use the chmode +x Install.sh command to change its permission
  • Execute Install.sh script
  • By default, the installation script will install the server in /opt folder. You can change this location to any other value if desired. Additionally, it will create necessary scripts in /etc/init.d/ folder so that the server comes up when you restart the machine.
  • Using your browser connect to http://localhost:9555


MacOSX: Follow the steps below to install SynTail on an App Mac running MacOSX Leopard machine.
  • Download the installer
  • Double click the downloaded file if it does not automatically open towards the end.
  • Drag SynTail.app to any folder of your choice. The preferred location is the Applications folder.
  • Double click SynTail.app icon to launch SynTail
  • Using your browser connect to http://localhost:9555

Minimum Requirements

This installer works out-of-the box on MacOSX Snow Leopard (10.6). SynTail requires JDK 1.6, which comes bundled with Snow Leopard, but not with older versions. Click here to see how to download JDK 6 if you are using an older version of Mac OS X.

Optional step

Follow the steps below if you wish to launch SynTail at startup.
  • Launch your System Preferences (Apple Menu -> System Preferences) and click on the Accounts icons.
  • Now visit the "Login Items" tab, and click the "+" icon in the lower corner
  • Locate SynTail on your disk and click "Add"


Other: Follow the steps below to install SynTail on any other platform including UNIX (Solaris, HP-UX, AIX), MacOSx and BSD.

IMPORTANT: Installation file for these platforms does not come with a JRE (Java Runtime Environment). Therefore, you will need to install a JRE before installing SynTail. Additionally, java must be in your machine path.

If you are installing the server on Solaris or MacOSx, it is very likely that the JRE is already installed on the machine.

  • Log in as root
  • Download necessary files
  • Extract the tar file into any directory using the following command
    gunzip -c SynTail.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
  • Change the permissions on run.sh so that it becomes an executable by using the following command.
    chmod +x run.sh
  • Execute run.sh to start the server
  • Optionally, write a script to start the server when the machine restarts. Refer to the documentation for your platform to see how to run scripts at startup.
  • Using your browser connect to http://localhost:9555

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