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Re: [libvirt] Remotable Libvirt

On 06/06/2017 08:11 AM, Peter Krempa wrote:
On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 07:45:10 -0700, Peter wrote:
On 05/26/2017 02:11 AM, Martin Kletzander wrote:
On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 10:16:26AM -0700, Peter Volpe wrote:


If we standardize even the smallest part of the RPC, then it might screw
us immediately.  We are keeping it private just so we can enhance the
APIs we already have.  We don't know when we will need to change some
part of it.

How does the current ssh implementation work?
(https://libvirt.org/remote.html) If clients are able to talk to a remote
libvirtd via ssh then there must be some sort of compatibility guarantee.
Otherwise unless the versions are exactly the same clients wouldn't be able
to talk to remote daemons.

They use the internal RPC protocol transported over SSH. The client
library initializes the ssh connection to the server, and then starts to
talk the RPC tunelled over the SSH session.

The compatibility is guaranteed only if you use the client library. As
said, the RPC protocol is considered an internal detail and the client
library shields you from a possible incompatibility if we'd ever make
incompatible change.

How does the client or server handle differing versions between them, when the protocol changes? Or is it that client.x.x can only talk to servers with the same exact version?

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