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SubjectRe: [patch] netconsole-2.4.10-B1
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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