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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 0/4] support the listenNetwork attribute in <graphics>

On 07/22/2011 06:37 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 04:11:11AM -0400, Laine Stump wrote:
This patch series resolves the following bug:


In short, it implements support for a new "listenNetwork" attribute in
the domain's<graphics>  element. When listenNetwork is specified,
libvirt will look for a network of that name (from the networks that
can be created within libvirt), and derive a listen address from the
physical interface used to connect that network to the outside
world. (More details are given in each commit message).
I think my main thought on this is whether we are being forward
thinking enough. The problems with the current 'listen' attribute

   - You can only list one address
   - The address is tied to a specific machine

The 'listenNetwork' attribute would solve the second, but do
nothing to solve the first.

I think we ought to thus use a subelement

      <listen type='network' network='foo'/>

      <listen type='address' address=''/>
      <listen type='address' address=''/>
      <listen type='address' address='fec0:1:2::232'/>

Yes! I knew there had to be a better way to describe it, and this is it!

I just posted new patches that implement this (I also moved port, tlsPort, and autoport into the <listen> element, since they are also associated with listening, and we may want to use a different port for each address in the future).

The parser and formatter both fully support multiple <listen> elements, so when qemu is ready for that, we can easily plug them in.

Also, backward compatibility is setup similar to how I did it for the old single <forward dev='xxx'/> vs. the new <forward> <interface dev='xxx'> </forward> - When reading, both are accepted, but if both the old and the new form are present, they must match. On output, both are output to increase the chances of working "reasonably" with older clients.

Yes, I know QEMU does not support listening on multiple addresses
yet, but QEMU really needs to be fixed in that respect. This
shouldn't stop us from structuring the XML nicely now.

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