Client/Server - please straighten out the terms

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Tue Feb 1 20:23:48 PST 2005

Reading thru the latest discussion, the terms Client and Server seem to 
be getting very mixed up.

In a Client/Server model, there should only be ONE server - this should 
be the machine that holds the profile/XML, validates that it's sane, and 
tells the clients (which could be one, or several) on how to operate.

 From what I've been reading, the "server" runs on the machines where 
LFS is being built, and the "client" is what feeds the profile - this is 
not the right terminology.

If things are written properly, the machines on which LFS is being built 
will not need anything on them at all - a simple bootcd (a la JH's 
livecd) with the ALFS client should be all that's necessary - the 
profile resides on another machine, which directs the client to go out, 
download the packages, and build them.


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