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Re: Confusion on master/slave setup

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:57:10 -0700 (PDT)

there was a previous thread about this last month starting here (sorta):


basically, you just define more consoles like you've done already, but
use a 'master' hostname that is your second console server (the one with
the two serial ports).  that value determines whether or not conserver
tries to manage the port - otherwise it just knows about it and
redirects clients to the server that is the real master (based on that
'master' value).

then distribute the conserver.cf file to both conserver hosts (either
via a shared filesystem or any distribution command).  when a client
connects to either conserver host, it'll either attach directly to the
console or be redirected to the appropriate server.

hope that helps.


On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 11:21:35AM -0600, Chris Riddoch wrote:
> 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 out.