Talk:Amindexd protocol

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I'm trying to implement this protocol in Perl and found the documentation to be slightly lacking, perhaps someone could explain authentication and the 'features' command?

amindexd: debug 1 pid 6927 ruid 33 euid 33: start at Wed Apr 15 17:51:50 2009
amindexd: version 2.5.0p2
amindexd: < 220 atlas AMANDA index server (2.5.0p2) ready.
amindexd: > SECURITY USER root
bsd security: remote host localhost user root local user amanda
amindexd: < 200 Access OK
amindexd: > FEATURES fffffeff9ffeffff07
amindexd: < 200 FEATURES fffffeff9ffeffff07

Floyd-ATC 08:59, 15 April 2009 (PDT)

I don't know much about the protocol (I'll send Jean-Louis, who does, along), but I'm excited to hear that you're re-implementing this in Perl! However, I notice that you're using 2.5.0p2, which is pretty old. In 2.6.1, there is a significant perl library available (http://wiki.zmanda.com/pod/) and I'm workin on an asynchronous IPC library that you may also find useful (see http://github.com/djmitche/amanda/tree/perltaper/perl/Amanda/IPC/). If you're interested in collaborating on this effort, please connect with us on the amanda-hackers mailing list. --Dustin 09:47, 15 April 2009 (PDT)
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