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.