The following sequence of calls can be used to define a network of four servers, each replicating every other server. For the sake of example, they are all on localhost and listen at ports 2001 through 2004.

repl_server ('log1', 'localhost:2001');
repl_server ('log2', 'localhost:2002');
repl_server ('log3', 'localhost:2003');
repl_server ('log4', 'localhost:2004');
repl_publish ('hits', 'hits.log');
repl_subscribe ('log1', 'hits');
repl_subscribe ('log2', 'hits');
repl_subscribe ('log3', 'hits');
repl_subscribe ('log4', 'hits');

First all the servers are identified. Next the local server declares that it has a publication 'hits'. Next it subscribes to the hits publications of all other servers. In the process it also subscribes to itself, which signals an error and has no other effect.

In this way all servers share one configuration. Each server knows which of the servers it is based on the DBName setting in its virtuoso.ini file.