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From Michal Fojtik <mfoj...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Unified way how we deal with IP addresses
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:07:57 GMT
Hi,

Thanks Marios for reviewing this. 

marios@redhat.com wrote:

> * probably we should update the docs on 'Instances' in the API, to
> explain the 'types' of addresses the client can expect,

Definitely yes. Actually this is an addon to our current API and it should
not break anything. But I fully agree that it would be nice that client
now have a way how to recognize what address it got.

  -- Michal

>
> marios
>
> On 02/11/11 16:05, mfojtik@redhat.com wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> This patchset introduce a new model 'InstanceAddress' for storing and
>> manipulating with all different address types we need to deal across
>> cloud providers.
>> Previously we have some sort of 'address' type guessing which fails
>> in most cases and caused a lot of confusion with VNC ports and so.
>>
>> Currently we have five types of addresses in instance:
>>
>> 1) :ipv6     - Indicate that address is given in IPv6 format (127.0.0.1)
>> 2) :mac      - Address contain a MAC address of the instance NIC adapter
>> 3) :hostname - Address is reported in 'hostname' format (inst0.example.com)
>> 4) :vnc      - Address points to VNC server. Optionally a port attribute is specified

>> 5) :unavailable - Address is currently unavailable (case when instance is
>>                   booting / or no address is available 'yet')
>>
>> Client code should be already compatible with this XML format:
>>
>> <public_addresses>
>>   <address type="vnc" port="3001">10.0.0.1</address>
>>   <address type="ipv6">1.1.1.1</address>
>> </public_addresses>
>>
>>  -- Michal
>>
>

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