[Spread-users] Question & Spread Concepts

Tracy Boehrer tboehrer at voice3g.com
Thu Apr 25 13:53:16 EDT 2002

This is assuming you know all of the addresses that will be used in the future.  In our case, we sell an appliance server that the customer would buy when they need to scale.  The intent is to simply plug the server in, assign it an IP addresses via an LCD panel on the front of the box (or use DHCP), and it self configures the software by locating other servers in the "cluster".  If it were simply that the user had to configure something on the new box this would probably be aaceptable (but not perfect).  But with the current Spread, the user would have to add that IP address to each box, and restart them.  In an environment where shutting down a box means loss of service, it's a big issue.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Laurie [mailto:ben at algroup.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 11:55 AM
To: Tracy Boehrer
Cc: spread-users at lists.spread.org
Subject: Re: [Spread-users] Question & Spread Concepts

Tracy Boehrer wrote:
> This question has been asked before, but...  Are there plans, or has anyone come up with a workaround, to support dynamically adding Spread daemons to the segment?  Currently the only way to add/remove is via the conf file.   Our application runs on a headless box, and we desire new machines added to the "cluster" to automatically join the group with no user intervention.
> Is Spread Concepts still around?  I have sent messages to the contact listed on the web site and have not received a response.

The simple answer is to add all the addresses you may use in the future
to the initial config.



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