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Symptom:

Men & Mice Suite, formerly known as QuickDNS, has shipped a number of versions. This article gives methods to determine what version you have installed. It is broken down by component.

For most service components, executing the binary with the -v argument will show both the component version number and other data. For example, here are two versions of Men & Mice Central:
 $ /Library/chroot/mmsuite501/bin/qdnscentrald -v
Men and Mice Central, version 5.0.3(5.4)
Build date: Jun 29 2005

$ /usr/sbin/mmcentrald -v
Men and Mice Central, version 5.7 [22747][5.17:5.17]
Build date: Feb 27 2008

 

 

Solution

In each case, the version number is listed directly after the word “version”. Any additional data concerns communication protocol versions, the build date, and other such data.

For most releases of Men & Mice Suite and QuickDNS, component version numbers should match between components. However, there have been a few exceptions; if in doubt, please contact Men & Mice Support.

Note that you may not have all components installed in a working installation.


Men & Mice Management Console / QuickDNS Manager

Windows: Locate the executable file in Windows Explorer. Its name is either MMMC.exe or QuickDNS.exe. Right-click on it and select Properties. The resulting window will indicate what version it is.

Mac OS X: Locate and select the application in the Finder. Open its Info window (cmd-i). The Info window will indicate what version it is.
Men & Mice Central / QuickDNS Central

Windows: Open the Services window (from the control panel / administrative tools) and select the service. Open its properties window. This will indicate the path to the service executable. Then open a command prompt and execute that path with the -v argument. For example:
"C:\Program Files\Men and Mice\Central\mmcentral.exe" -v

All other operating systems: Locate the binary and execute it with the -v argument. For example, on many operating systems:
locate '*centrald'

Execute that path with the -v argument. For example:
/usr/sbin/mmcentrald -v

Men & Mice DNS Server Controller / QuickDNS Remote

Windows: Open the Services window (from the control panel / administrative tools) and select the service. Open its properties window. This will indicate the path to the service executable. Then open a command prompt and execute that path with the -v argument. For example: 
"C:\Windows\System32\dns\mmsuite\mmremote.exe" -v
All other operating systems: Locate the binary and execute it with the -v argument. For example, on many operating systems: 
locate '*remoted' | grep -v dhcp

Note that this command uses grep -v to exclude ‘mmdhcpremoted’, which is a different component.

Execute that path with the -v argument. For example:
/usr/sbin/mmremoted -v

Men & Mice DHCP Server Controller

Windows: Open the Services window (from the control panel / administrative tools) and select the service. Open its properties window. This will indicate the path to the service executable. Then open a command prompt and execute that path with the -v argument. For example:

"C:\<some path>\mmdhcpremote.exe" -v
All other operating systems: Locate the binary and execute it with the -v argument. For example, on many operating systems: 
locate 'mmdhcpremoted'

Execute that path with the -v argument. For example:
/usr/sbin/mmdhcpremoted -v

Men & Mice CLI / QuickDNS CLI

Execute the command with the -v argument. For example: 
mmcmd -v

Men & Mice Web Interface / QuickDNS Web / QuickDNS Operator Interface

Version 5.5 and later: The web interface is an AJAX application that is usually available at a URL such as the following: 
http://your.server/MenAndMice/

Connect to the service. The resulting web page will display the component version.

Prior to version 5.5: The web interface runs as either a Tomcat web application or an IIS application. Connect to the service, which may be on a port such as 8000 or 8080. The resulting web page should indicate the software version.