Client/Server - please straighten out the terms

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Wed Feb 2 11:45:50 PST 2005

Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> Could you explain it differently, perhaps without joining remote
>> machine and local machine so much?
> OK, here's what I understand (of course I could be just as confused as 
> others!):
> The client provides an iterface to the user.  This User Interface is 
> used to choose which profiles to run, validate those profiles, then pass 
> them to the server.
> The server is a daemon which listens for connections from the client, 
> receives profiles down that connection and processes those profiles 
> (i.e. converts them into commands to be run, and executes those 
> commands).  It will also have to pass status information back up to the 
> client, so the user interface can display error messages, etc. to the user.
> That's it in its simplest form - additional functionality will certainly 
> be added to both the client and server, but I think that's the core 
> stuff covered.

Yep, Matt. You nailed it.

Jeremy H.

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