LookOut - Webcam Overview Tool - Help
With lookout version 0.5-1 a basic data interface API was implemented - currently it's possible to get the data of all listed webcams as XML, JSON or Atom RSS Feed.
- XML: api.php?type=xml
- JSON: api.php?type=json
- Atom RSS Feed: api.php?type=atom
Since v0.7-1a the API will interpret the newly introduced webcam fetching mode and therefore format the webcam URL's correctly!
lookout is written in PHP and uses all kind of OOP features which are available since PHP 5 - therefore a PHP version equals or greater than 5.0.0 is required and all versions below are not supported.
You can get the latest (or a supported) PHP version > here <.
PHP MySQL Support
In order to use a MySQL server to store data in, your PHP installation should be one with built-in MySQL support.
Normally MySQL support is enabled by default; otherwise (or for a manual PHP installation) see the > PHP installation manual <.
There are some PHP configuration parameters which should set correctly (default values):
mysql.allow_persistent = 1 #http://www.php.net/manual/en/mysql.configuration.php#ini.mysql.allow-persistent mysql.max_persistent = -1 #http://www.php.net/manual/en/mysql.configuration.php#ini.mysql.max-persistent mysql.max-links = -1 #http://www.php.net/manual/en/mysql.configuration.php#ini.mysql.max-links
For further information see > here <.
To save the DB connection information entered in step 2 of the wizard, lookout needs writing permissions to it's file
So you have to change the write permisions, so the apache httpd user could write that file:
On Debian based Systems:
chown www-data.www-data lib/inc.db.php
And on Red Hat based Systems:
chown apache.apache lib/inc.db.php
or you could give it world writeable permission, which is not so secure:
chmod o+w lib/inc.db.php
Here the setting for Firefox:
and for Internet Explorer:
For further informations look here
Attention you need to do this first:
With the admin panels you can manage all the stuff for the frontend:
- Create new users
- Manage you Webcams