Issue

How do I test the new viewers version?

Solution

Replace hostname.scene7.com referred to below, with the applicable domain used on your website.

Replace [IP] with the IP address of the staging server, applicable to your region.

North America: 66.235.142.247

EMEA: 192.243.254.7

Windows

  1. Edit your Host or Hosts file using Notepad. On most Windows computers, it is in the \WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc folder. 
    Note: on some Windows computers, you can find the file in the C:\WinNT\system32\drivers\etc folder. The file is named Hosts, with no filename extension. If your computer has no Hosts file, start Notepad with a blank file.
    Windows 7 Users: To edit the host file, click Start, search for “Notepad," right-click and select “Run as Administrator." Now, open the host file from the File menu, edit, and save. Add this line as the first line in the file: [IP] hostname.scene7.com. Do not change any of the other lines in this file (if any). Save it, making sure that it does not save with a .TXT filename extension. In Notepad, choose File > Save As, then set Save as Type to All files. Then ensure that the filename is simply Hosts and save it.
  2. Restart your computer, then test it out. Note: If you want to avoid restarting, do the following:
    1. Choose Start > Run and type CMD, then click OK to open a Command Window.
    2. Enter the command nbtstat -R (the "R" must be uppercase)
    3. Enter the command nbtstat -RR (both Rs must be uppercase)
    4. Enter the command exit to close the Command Window
      Test the new setting by browsing to the following URL: http://hostname.scene7.com/s7viewers/
      Check that the version corresponds to the release notification.
  3. Go to your website and look around. If applicable, launch your eCatalog, zoom, and so on.

Mac OS

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Edit the /private/etc/hosts file. For more information on how to use the hosts file, open Terminal and type: man hosts.

Note: Editing this file requires root privileges.

Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.1.5

  1. Open /Applications/Utilities/NetInfo Manager. 
  2. To allow editing the NetInfo database, click the padlock in the lower-left corner of the window.
  3. Enter your Admin password and click OK.
  4. In the second column of the browser view, select the node named "machines." You see entries for DHCP, broadcasthost, and localhost in the third column.
  5. The quickest way to create an entry is to duplicate an existing one. So select the "localhost" item in the third column.
  6. Choose Duplicate from the Edit menu. A confirmation alert appears.
  7. Click Duplicate. A new entry called "localhost copy" appears, and its properties are shown below the browser view.
  8. Double-click the value of the ip_address property and enter the IP address of the other computer: [IP] hostname.scene7.com
  9. Double-click the value of the name property and enter the host name you want for the other computer.
  10. Click the serves property and choose Delete from the Edit menu.
  11. Choose Save from the File menu. A confirmation alert appears.
  12. Click Update this copy.
  13. Repeat steps 6 through 12 for each additional host entry you want to add.
  14. Choose Quit from the NetInfo Manager menu. You do not need to restart the computer.
  15. Test the new setting by browsing to the following URL: http://hostname.scene7.com/s7viewers/
  16. Check that the version corresponds to the release notification.
  17. Go to your website and look around. If applicable, launch your eCatalog, zoom, and so on.

Linux

  1. With the editor of your choice, open the file from ROOT /etc/hosts.
  2. Add the host entry: [IP] hostname.scene7.com
  3. Write and quit the file.
  4. Depending on your version, you could have to restart for the updated file to take effect.
  5. Test the new setting by browsing to the following URL: http://hostname.scene7.com/s7viewers/
  6. Check that the version corresponds to the release notification.
  7. Go to your website and look around. If applicable, launch your eCatalog, zoom, and so on.

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