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Re: Remote gdomap server

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: Remote gdomap server
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 17:10:33 +0000

On Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 04:46 PM, Adam Fedor wrote:

I get this problem now

Mar 09 11:41:16 GSTest[5719] NSPortNameServer failed connect to gdomap on Connect attempt failed - Connection refused Uncaught exception NSInternalInconsistencyException, reason: unable to contact GDNC server on ws-fedor.urp.doc.com

which probably start with the change to handle remote display better. My unique setup involves using Exceed (A X-server which runs on Windows) to connect to a Unix box. Obviously gdomap is not running on Windows (well I suppose with MinGW, it could, but that's not what I want), so when NSDistributedNotificationCenter can't locate it, it just raises an exception. I've included a patch which tells it to look on the current host if it can't find it on the local server. I'm not sure if this is right, so please look at it (also a similar patch for NSPasteboard)

I think this is probably not the correct thing to do in general ... you could end up with the servers for the X terminal being the same as servers for a unix machine which has its own display ... apps displaying on both would share the same pasteboards and notifications, which doesn't seem right.

We could add a command line argument for gdnc and gpbs to start them with alternative service names, so you could
start a server for your windows machine on your unix machine

eg. 'gdnc -Host'

and modify the code to connect to it -

 if (_remote == nil &&  [host isEqual: @""] == NO)
NSLog(@"Unable to contact GDNC server on %@. Trying any host", host); _remote = RETAIN([NSConnection rootProxyForConnectionWithRegisteredName: [GDNC_SERVICE stringByAppendingFormat: @"-%@", host] host: @"*"]);

Of course, the problem with this is that a host might have multiple names/addresses, so when given the -Host argument, the gdnc server would need to register its
receive port with more than one name.
eg. GDNCServer-, GDNCServer-WindozeXTerm etc.

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