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RE: Confusion on master/slave setup

Harris, David \(SBS US\) david.k.harris@siemens.com
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:43:39 -0700 (PDT)

 The method for this is two-fold...

  First, if each conserver is in a separate DNS domain, then each of the
console servers should have an alias of "conosle" in the 'local' domain.
(This way, the clients point to their 'local' conserver...)

  Second, you need to add an argument for each port of the conserver.cf
file, which points to the hostname of the conserver which is doing the
logging for each port. That is, if ts-1 through ts-9 are logged on
cnsvr-1, and ts-20 through ts-29 are logged on cnsvr-2, then console
entries on ts-1 have the "at cnsvr-1" appended to each line. Similarly,
the console entries on ts-20 would have "at cnsvr-2" appended to each

  Then, when users at either site invoke the console client, they
connect by default to the hostname "console" (so, one client binary
works at all sites...). If someone in the cnsvr-1 domaion is trying to
get to a console that is logged on cnsvr-2, then;

  1) the client connects to cnsvr-1, to get access to the port, gets
  2) cnsvr-1 sees that the requested console is hosted 'at cnsvr-2'
  3) cnsvr-1 redirects the client to cnsvr-2...
  4) the client contacts cnsvr-2, and goes through any authentication
  5) the client session, and the logging session are joined, and the
user has access to the console at the remote site.


-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces@conserver.com [mailto:users-bounces@conserver.com]
On Behalf Of Chris Riddoch
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 10:22 AM
To: users@conserver.com
Subject: Confusion on master/slave setup

Hi, folks.

I've been reading the manpages for a bit, but I can't say I'm fully
grokking what I need to do here...

I've got one system already set up, hosting several serial ports, and
everything's working smoothly there.

How would I take another system, with another two serial ports, and use
the first machine as the master server?  Should I put the conserver.cf
file on our samba server and have all conserver processes read from
that, or do they each need to be different?

I'll help improve the documentation, if someone can help me figure this

     Chris Riddoch
epistemological humility