RE: [nv-l] Netviewd and ipmap
Netviewd also services the Netview Web
From: owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
[mailto:owner-nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com] On
Behalf Of Stephen Hochstetler
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004
To: nv-l AT lists.us.ibm DOT com
Subject: RE: [nv-l] Netviewd and
I will give you my 'un-official' opinion.
netviewd has similiar function as 'ipmap' without the x-windows interface.
The reason I say that is...ipmap will own the r/w copy of the map database.
(map, object and topology are the 3 databases of NetView). Earlier, this meant
that a r/w map had to be open on someone's desktop for the map database to be
updated properly as nodes and interfaces were added/deleted/changed by the
discovery process. With 'netviewd', this daemon now updates the map database
without the x-Windows portion being required. This makes it easier to run
NetView lights out...and simply bring open the r/w map when you really want to.
What does this mean? When you run an ipmap, he sees that netviewd is already
running and owns the r/w map. You can have ipmap get the r/w map with the right
keyword. With this, I would guess that also both applications are listening on
simliar port numbers, etc.... Just as 2 or more ipmaps see each other (and who
has r/w map), the interaction between netviewd and ipmap is similar.
If you always want to have a R/W map open on your desktop 24x7 (or somebodies)
then you would not have to have netviewd running.
Stephen Hochstetler shochste AT us.ibm DOT com
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