Coda File System

Re: Server changing IP address

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Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:16:11 +0100
Hi Fredrik,

On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 01:25:17PM +0100, Fredrik Roubert wrote:
> It seems to me that the Coda client upon first connecting to a server
> caches the server's IP address so that if the server later changes IP
> address, the client won't do a new DNS lookup but continue trying to
> connect to the old IP address. Is that so? If so, is there any way to

That's right.

> get a client to update the IP address of a server? (It is, of course,
> possible to re-initialize the client, but that will loose the cache.)

Unfortunately to the best of my knowledge not any reliable way.
As for today you should reinit all your clients when
a server you are using changes its adress. This is going to improve
but the corresponding fix is a hard one and will take time.

At reinit you may want to keep a copy of the old cache contents
and supply it to venus via mklka.

If you are using the current Aetey's Coda client installer ("cocli", ), it will
take care of this operation when you reinit with -i flag (but will
not if you use -I).

Received on 2008-12-07 11:17:27