[libvirt] [PATCH 0/4] support the listenNetwork attribute in <graphics>

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Fri Jul 15 23:50:53 UTC 2011

On 07/07/2011 12:44 AM, Laine Stump wrote:
> This patch series resolves the following bug:
>    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=703851
> In short, it implements support for a new "listenNetwork" attribute in
> the domain's<graphics>  element. When listenNetwork is specified,
> libvirt will look for a network of that name (from the networks that
> can be created within libvirt), and derive a listen address from the
> physical interface used to connect that network to the outside
> world. (More details are given in each commit message).

I guess it's not possible to reuse the existing 'listen' attribute, by 
doing context-sensitive parsing to allow either ip address or a network 
name, because 'listen' already supports host names which get resolved 
into an ip address.

I haven't looked at the series in detail, so maybe that will help me 
think of a possibly better attribute name.

> Note that I'm not particularly fond of the attribute name (it's too
> long and has the ugly capital letter in the middle). If anyone has a
> suggestion for something better, please give your opinion now, before
> it's pushed and becomes permanent!

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
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