1. 25 Aug, 2006 1 commit
    • Leigh Stoller's avatar
      Add support for dynamic registration of ports on experimental nodes so · 73102ef8
      Leigh Stoller authored
      that clients and servers can avoid using hardwired ports on those
      experimental nodes. I have added the following tmcd operation:
      
      	tmcc portregister <service> [<port>]
      
      where we assume its the control network IP (from the DB), and the pid/eid
      of the node the experiment belongs to. The given port is entered into
      the port_registration table for the experiment, using the service as the
      tag. Supplying port=0 clears the registration from the table.
      
      When called like:
      
      	tmcc portregister <service>
      
      we return the registered port, or nothing.
      
      I hacked up a little C library module in libtb so that there is something
      that looks like a C interface to this:
      
       	int
       	PortRegister(char *service, int port);
      
       	int
       	PortLookup(char *service, char *hostname, int namelen, int *port);
      
      The above routines call out to tmcc of course.
      
      Lastly, I changed the sync server and client to use the new port
      registration, via the library calls above.
      
      There are other emulab services that need to be changed as well, but
      they can be done on an as needed basis.
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