Configure the TACTIC Service

Configure the TACTIC Service

For development, test, or evaluation purposes, there is no need to run TACTIC as a service. The script should suit these purposes adequately. However, for production, it is highly recommended to run TACTIC as a service.

In the <TACTIC_INSTALL_DIR>/src/install directory, there is a directory called service, with two files:


This file is used for Unix systems and should be copied to the directory where your particular system looks for service executables.

On Fedora Core, for example, this directory is /etc/rc.d/init.d/ (Other flavors of Linux can vary slightly.)

When you copy this file, make sure it is an executable:

chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/init.d/tactic

And to make it start on reboot, set up chkconfig:

chkconfig --levels 2345 tactic on

To start it manually, simply type:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/tactic start

This script is for running TACTIC as a service on Windows machines.

Simply type:

python install

The TACTIC service should be added to your Windows services repository.

To set up to start automatically on boot, go to:

  • Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

  • Click with the right mouse button on "Tactic Application Service" and select Properties.

  • Set the "Startup type" to "Automatic".