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Multiple Primary Namespace Servers
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 91 15:47:21 EST
From: email@example.com (John R. Delaney)
All right, I give up! If it was an IQ test, I flunked. Now would
somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong...
You're just assuming that things should work the way they seem they
should. Multiple primary servers has never worked.
So how do I set things up so the !@#$%^& Symbolics machines will use A
or H as a primary namespace server, especially at boot time, depending
on which it can find up at the critical moment?
You have a couple of options:
1. Use domains instead of the namespace system.
2. Make two namespaces, one on each side of the on-again-off-again
link. Put the primary namespace server for the "site" on the right
side of the link. Make each namespace server be a secondary server
for the other namespace. You have to make the networks the same on
both sides (I think they have to have the same global name for this
to work; it used to be that they had to be EQ, which was really hard
to get right). Then, boot each primary namespace server, do
on each. There is probably some documentation for how to do this in
volume 0, but I haven't got the documentation set, nor the online
files (no disk space).