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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 0/5] Add API to allow TCP connection tunelling



Hi Peter,
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 09:29:39AM +0100, Peter Krempa wrote:
> This series adds ability for the qemu driver to tunnel connections to TCP
> ports from the host. This is useful for enabling remote VNC/SPICE sessions
> without the need to configure SSH tunnels or portforwards and without the
> need to open the ports for public.

It'd be nice to have this in. Are you still on it?
Cheers,
 -- Guido

> 
> There's also an advantage for tools such as virt-viewer that have to guess the remote
> connection parameters and you have to hope that nothing is in your way. With
> spice/VNC clients that have support for read/write callbacks, this would allow also
> direct connection without an intermediate socket.
> 
> The API and tunelling works but there's no (stable and good working) client for
> this API. I hacked up a dirty netcat-like terminal into virsh for testing
> purposes (see patch 5/5) but that isn't what I'd like to see.
> 
> The client should be able to open a listening socket and when a client connects
> to it, it opens a stream and connects it to the remote host.
> 
> For the client there are two options:
> 1) do all the stuff in virsh: + one tool to rule them all
>                               - i'd like to daemonize it and I don't know if that's okay in virsh
> 
> 2) add a new tool "virtunnel": + less virsh pollution
>                                - separate tool ...
> 
> As nobody responded, I'd like to re-ask for someones opinion on this.
> 
> 
> (note: this is my personal effort, I'm annoyed of opening ssh tunnels to remote displays on my server
>  and I don't want to open the ports to public. )
> 
> After this it would be great to add support for this to virt-viewer. I will have a look at that later.
> 
> ----
> Diff to v1:
> - fixed error reporting in 2/5
> - documented limitation to "localhost" in 3/5
> - fixed possible segfault in 4/5
> ---
> 
> Peter Krempa (5):
>   api: Add API to allow TCP tunneling through streams to the host
>   fdstream: Add support for TCP connections of streams
>   qemu: Add configuration options to enable TCP tunelling
>   qemu: Implement virNodeTunnelTcp for the qemu driver
>   NOT_TO_BE_APPLIED_UPSTREAM: quick and dirty virsh client to test the 
>        stuff
> 
>  include/libvirt/libvirt.h.in | 11 +++++++
>  src/driver.h                 |  8 +++++
>  src/fdstream.c               | 73 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  src/fdstream.h               |  5 +++
>  src/libvirt.c                | 67 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  src/libvirt_private.syms     |  1 +
>  src/libvirt_public.syms      |  1 +
>  src/qemu/qemu.conf           | 16 ++++++++++
>  src/qemu/qemu_conf.c         | 26 ++++++++++++++++
>  src/qemu/qemu_conf.h         | 13 ++++++++
>  src/qemu/qemu_driver.c       | 48 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  src/remote/remote_driver.c   |  1 +
>  src/remote/remote_protocol.x |  9 +++++-
>  src/remote_protocol-structs  |  6 ++++
>  src/rpc/gendispatch.pl       |  1 +
>  tools/console.c              | 66 +++++++++++++++++++++------------------
>  tools/console.h              |  9 ++----
>  tools/virsh-domain.c         | 17 +++++++++--
>  tools/virsh-host.c           | 60 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  19 files changed, 397 insertions(+), 41 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 1.8.0
> 
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