sorry :-) definitions of netconsole-terms:
'server': the host that is the source of the messages. Ie. the box that
runs the netconsole.o module. It serves log messages to the
'client': the host that receives the messages. This box is running the
'target': the host that gets the messages sent - ie. the client.
'target IP address': the IP address of the 'target'.
'target ethernet address': the local-net host or first-hop router that
gets the netconsole UDP packets sent. Ie. it
does not necesserily match the MAC address of
(i can see where the confusion comes from, 'syslog servers' are ones that
receieve syslogs. It's a backwards term i think. 'netconsole servers' are
the ones that produce the messages.)
does it make more sense now? :)