[rrd-developers] [PATCH] rrd_client: Do not rewrite path names when accessing remote daemons.

kevin brintnall kbrint at rufus.net
Wed Oct 7 16:00:58 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 11:36:42AM +0200, Florian Forster wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 01:14:24PM +0200, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> > I think the current implementation where only relative paths are
> > allowed for remote access is fine, since this provides a measure of
> > protection when people are transitioning from local to remote rrdtool.
> > They may be trying to use the absolute path names they have been used
> > to access when working locally and will be alerted to the problem.
> I have to admit this sounds like some magic for me. Imagine some
> sysadmin who uses the UNIX socket and is fine with it. Then, for
> whatever reason, he switches to the network socket (requirements do
> change). Now suddenly some RRD files are not updated anymore for some
> reason and he has to figure our how to make it all work again.

+1 for POLA violation.

Since Tobi is planning on introducing a "URL" like syntax for 1.5, I see
no reason to change the existing behavior.  rrdcached currently works as a
drop-in replacement; I see no reason to change the existing behavior.

 kevin brintnall =~ /kbrint at rufus.net/

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