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Re: using conserver to link vmware virtual machines to Raritan console servers

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Sat, 29 Apr 2006 08:32:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 06:00:14PM -0500, Nathan Straz wrote:
> On Apr 28 18:51, DJ Gregor wrote:
> > One important note is that the "--with-uds" configure option is *not*  
> > used to enable the UNIX domain socket support for consoles (in  
> > particular, for use with VMWare Server, GSX, etc.).  The "--with-uds"  
> > option is to use UNIX domain sockets between the "console" client and  
> > the "conserver" server.  Here's the excerpt from "configure --help":
> > 
> >    --with-uds[=DIR]
> >                            Use Unix domain sockets for client/server
> >                            communication [/tmp/conserver]
> Okay, so that also removed the ability to run `console` from a system
> other than from the system running conserver.  Correct?

yep...unix domain sockets can only communicate on the local machine, so
you're inherently 'stuck' in that regard.  some folks want to make
absolutely sure that only local connections can be made...and using unix
domain sockets instead of tcp sockets makes that happen.