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Re: [patch] netconsole-2.4.10-B1

To: mingo@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [patch] netconsole-2.4.10-B1
From: Kenneth Johansson <ken@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 05:38:20 +0200
Cc: "Randy.Dunlap" <rddunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>, Andreas Dilger <adilger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-net@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Ingo Molnar wrote:

> 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.
>
> 'client': the host that receives the messages. This box is running the
>           netconsole-client.c program.
>
> '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
>                            the 'target'.
>
> (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.)
>

Servers is usually the thing waiting for something to be sent to it, the
client is the sending part(initiator). this works for web servers , X
servers, log servers but strangley not for netconsole where everything is
backwards.

>
> does it make more sense now? :)
>

Not really :)



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