[LON-CAPA-admin] New Domains on Multi-domain Machine

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Mon Sep 18 17:59:15 EDT 2006

Hi Mark,

> I have a multi-domain machine with several high schools.
> When I add a domain, I obviously should have the domain registered in the 
> domain.tab and the hosts.tab, but this takes awhile to propagate through.
> If a domain has the updated tables, I can interact fully with this domain:
> * I can see any resources anyone would be permitted to see, I can log in 
> through their servers, ...
> If a domain has NOT update the tables, I have verified that I cannot log 
> in, but it still seems I can see their resources, presumably because other 
> domains on this same machines are already registered and thus trusted.
> The $64,000 question - what will and will not work is the domain is not 
> yet in the remote machines domain table?

The short technical answer is

(multi machine lonc) -> (external machine lond)
will work

(multi machine lond) <- (external machine lonc)
won't work

Which is why login fails.

> Can I use resources without any 
> problem? Or will it show them but choke if I try to use them through this 
> other domain?

If you can see a resource you can use the resource.

There might be some issues with search the remote domain...

But otherwise I can't think of anything else that you'd see.
guy at albertelli.com   0-7-1-6-27,137

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