[AG-TECH] connecting venues

Michael Miller mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Jan 6 08:25:00 CST 2006


Yeah, I agree having the server map venue names to the ugly GUID would 
be a nice feature.  Don't just rant, put it in Bugzilla!  ;-)

<shameless plug>
One easy way to manage venues is through AGSchedule.  As a node op, you 
can add venues to AGSchedule and enter the URL there once, and never 
have to worry about it again.  A link will show up in your meeting that 
takes your VenueClient directly to that venue.  Check out the Tour for 
more details.
</shameless plug>


Derek Piper wrote:

>     Ah, so I guess how ANL was able to link to our Venue Server from 
> the educational venues without us needing to do anything was that 
> ANL's certificate was already on our Venue Server and it just let's 
> them do that? Good to have the power I guess.
>     Seems rather annoying that we have to mess with certificates to 
> provide what is essentially just a URL (that is able to be typed into 
> a Venue Client) to the Venue Server. It should be as simple as adding 
> a link to a webpage, IMHO.
>     Speaking of webpages, how come we have to have the 
> impossible-to-type URLs with what looks like an MD5 hash at the end of 
> them? Why not just 'simple' names, like webpages have? What do you 
> prefer to type? http://mysite.com/767d6076e0f6f086a076875d87585fe906cb 
> or http://mysite.com/page1.html ? It would seem to have been obvious 
> to do that for venues.
>     I know it's not your doing, Michael, I'm just replying to your 
> email and feeling like a rant to the list about it (again).
>     Derek
> Michael Miller wrote:
>> Rosario,
>> You and anyone else who would like to link to the NCSA Venue Server 
>> are welcome to send me the subject from your cert i.e.:
>> /O=Access Grid/OU=agdev-ca.mcs.anl.gov/OU=ncsa.uiuc.edu/CN=Michael 
>> Miller
>> and I'll add you to the RemoteSites list for our server.  Be sure you 
>> send the subject from the cert your server is using.
>> thanks
>> Michael Miller
>> Rosario Lombardo wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm trying to connect our Venue Server to other rooms out there.
>>> Unfortunately it seems to me that most (each one I tried) servers 
>>> deny accessing the GetVenues() method.
>>> Is it possible?
>>> I tried several addresses roughly described by the re:
>>> https://vv2.mcs.anl.gov(:(8|9)000)?/?(VenueServer)?
>>> Which is the right one?
>>> Thanks,
>>> \\Rosario
>>> 01/05/06 16:22:43 3320 VenueManagement     venuemanagement.py:1611 
>>> ERROR VenueParamFrame.__LoadVenues: Could not load exits from server 
>>> at https://vv2.mcs.anl.gov:9000/VenueServer
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "C:\Program Files\AGTk-2.4\bin\VenueManagement.py", line 
>>> 1590, in __loadVenues
>>>     vl = server.GetVenues()
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\AccessGrid\VenueServer.py", 
>>> line 1683, in GetVenues
>>>     vl = self.proxy.GetVenues()
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\SOAPpy\Client.py", line 453, 
>>> in __call__
>>>     return self.__r_call(*args, **kw)
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\SOAPpy\Client.py", line 475, 
>>> in __r_call
>>>     self.__hd, self.__ma)
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\SOAPpy\Client.py", line 347, 
>>> in __call
>>>     config = self.config)
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\SOAPpy\Client.py", line 187, 
>>> in call
>>>     r.endheaders()
>>>   File "C:\Python23\lib\httplib.py", line 712, in endheaders
>>>     self._send_output()
>>>   File "C:\Python23\lib\httplib.py", line 597, in _send_output
>>>     self.send(msg)
>>>   File "C:\Python23\lib\httplib.py", line 564, in send
>>>     self.connect()
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\pyGlobus\io.py", line 1093, in 
>>> connect
>>>     self.sock.connect(self.host, self.port, self.io_attr)
>>>   File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\pyGlobus\io.py", line 671, in 
>>> connect
>>>     raise ex
>>> GSITCPSocketException: an authentication operation failed
>>> 01/05/06 16:22:45 3320 VenueManagement     venuemanagement.py:1577 
>>> DEBUG VenueParamFrame.LoadRemoteVenues: Append address to combobox: 
>>> https://vv2.mcs.anl.gov:9000/VenueServer
>>> -- 
>>> Rosario Lombardo
>>> Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) - Cnr, Italy
>>> rosario.lombardo at isti.cnr.it <mailto:rosario.lombardo at isti.cnr.it>   
>>> *-*   http://hpc.isti.cnr.it/~lombardo 
>>> <http://hpc.isti.cnr.it/%7Elombardo>
>>> phone: +39 050-315-3076


Michael Miller
System Engineer
Video Technology Services
Persistent Infrastructure Directorate
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois - UC

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