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configure

(software)
A program by Richard Stallman to discover properties of the current platform and to set up make to compile and install gcc.

Cygnus configure was a similar system developed by K. Richard Pixley in collaboration with Richard Stallman. In 1994, David MacKenzie and others modified autoconf to incorporate all the features of Cygnus configure and many GNU programs, including gcc now use autoconf.

Metaconfig is a similar program used in building Perl.

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WEP is generally first configured at the access point by assigning a key or allowing the access point to randomly generate a WEP key.
To deploy this technology, the access point is generally configured with open access, no WEP encryption (access points still should be renamed with SSID broadcast disabled) and isolated from the enterprise network.
Both models can be easily configured with extended runtimes in excess of several hours.
Optionally, the client configuration agent updates the status for the specific PC being configured in the Name/Alias object in the status database.
The configuration database is a set of data files on the server that contain specific configuration information for each PC to be configured.