Internet Configuration

Burli makes sophisticated and extensive use of the Internet.

Internet functions include:

  • e-mail capture
  • Secure web server 
  • Filing text and audio stories from the field
  • Integrated web browser
  • Dispatch of text or audio items to remote Burli workstations/bureaus
  • WAN with live digital audio and text transfer using Burli’s Group Browser and Replication options.

For more sophisticated WAN and file transfer functions – particularly for busy newsrooms with high volumes of audio – we recommend a dedicated broadband Internet connection. But for many, the web server, e-mail, browsing and dispatch functions, a broadband, dial-up ISDN or telephone connection can work well. Journalists in the field using a standard web browser to browse newsroom wires or file text and audio through the Burli web server will achieve excellent results over a 3G\4G, broadband, wifi or even a dial-up telephone connection.

This section is divided into two components:

Configuring the Internet connection
Activating the Web Server

Configuring Burli’s Internet connection

  1. From the main Burli screen open the Burli set-up dialogue box: Shift F8 on the keyboard or Config|Program set-up from the menu. Enter the configuration password.
  2. Select the ‘Internet’ tab.
  3. At the top of the screen, click the ‘Internet Access’ drop-down box. Choose the kind of Internet connection you have. Leave this setting if you already have a broadband connection configured.

Direct connection assumes you have the Internet already configured on this computer and are connected to the Internet through the Network Interface Card. In that case, select this option. No further set-up is required.

Dial-up Provider assumes you have already configured one or more dial-up Internet connection(s) in Windows’ Dial-Up Networking. To configure Burli for dial-up networking:

  1. Select ‘Dial-up Provider’ as your Internet Access option
  2. Click the set-up button to the immediate right
  3. Chose a dial-up configuration from the list that appears. You must first have dial-up networking installed and working on this workstation for options to appear in this list.
  4. Enter the password for this dial-up account (the same one you specified in the Windows Dial-Up Networking configuration, NOT a Burli user password). The password appears as ***** on screen
  5. Click OK
  6. Restart Burli on this computer

Via proxy server is useful if your Internet connection is routed through a proxy. Your Internet provider or IT department will be able to tell you if you need to use proxy settings. If so:

  1. Select ‘via proxy server’ as your Internet Access option
  2. Click the set-up button to the immediate right
  3. Enter the appropriate settings
  4. Click OK to return to the configuration screen.
  5. Click OK again to return to the main Burli screen.
  6. Restart Burli on this computer

Note: These Internet settings apply to the ONE workstation where they are configured only. They will not affect other Burli workstations. With the one exception that if you use a dial-up connection to the Internet to capture e-mailfor the whole Burli system, only one computer needs to dial up to the e-mail server, but every Burli workstation will see the e-mail that it captures.

Activating the Web Server function

From the main Burli screen open the Burli set-up dialogue box: Shift-F8 on the keyboard or Config|Program set-up from the menu. Enter the configuration password. Select the ‘Internet’ tab.

Check the Web Server box. If the box is grey and cannot be selected see note. To configure Web Server options, click the set-up button to the immediate right. A dialogue box appears with the following options.

  • Require user login forces anyone connecting to the web server to provide their username and password. These are configured under the security tab and are the same usernames and passwords users enter when logging-in locally.Note that the Burli security function must be installed for this option to work. If this box is NOT checked, users trying to access the web server directly will be rejected; security is not compromised. Some secure, automated, Burli-to-Burli Internet transfers require this setting be turned off. Otherwise, always leave this box checked.
  • Log events keeps a constant log file of all connections to the Web Server including time, originating IP address, user, and server activity. Useful for security and during installation. Most users will leave this box unchecked. For information on reading a Burli server log file please contact Burli support.
  • CP1250 –>ISO 8859-2 converts MS-Latin 2 character set data into ISO 8859-2, used widely on the Internet for e-mail and Web browsing in Central European languages. This option is rarely used by non Slavic-language Burli systems.Note: The Web Server is a licensed add-on to Burli and is not included in all installations. If the Web Server box on your screen is grey and cannot be selected, your workstation is not licensed for the Burli Web Server. Most Burli systems only install one Web Server, so it may be installed at a different workstation in your system. To upgrade to the Burli Web Server please contact Burli Sales or one of our International Resellers.

Other Remote Hosts

This area lists remote Burli servers currently connected to the Internet and with full permission to connect to your Web server. This is mainly applicable with dispatch functions, regional radio networks and with WAN file transfer systems. It is not configurable on this screen and is generally blank.