There is little or no configuration required to run wrspiced, but there are a few basic prerequisites. Our assumption is that WRspice is installed on a network-reachable remote computer (the ``SPICE server''), and we wish to submit jobs to this WRspice from within Xic, or from within WRspice running on local computers (the "clients").
The SPICE server must have WRspice installed, and WRspice must be licensed to run on the server. As a prerequisite, WRspice should operate on the SPICE server host in the normal way.
Historically, wrspiced has used the service name ``spice'' and port number 3004. Releases 3.2.8 and later use the service name ``wrspice'' instead of ``spice'', and use port number 6114 by default. The port 6114 is registered with IANA for this service.
The system services database is represented by the contents of the file /etc/services in simple installations. If using NIS, then the system will get its services information from elsewhere. A system administrator can add service names and port assignments to this database. The wrspiced program does not require this.