Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon Jun 24 11:08:04 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 11:15:11AM +0930, Glen Turner wrote:
> Sun's tagline of "the network is the computer" was true. But for servers
> these days "the computer is the network" is also the case. It's nothing
> for a server today to statically NAT or bridge IPv4 to VMs. Even in that
> case it's best if the guest VM picks up its IPv4 addressing using DHCP.
> But in the future we'll want to do better than that: to move network
> routing onto the server itself. These new "data centre ethernet" protocols
> are not entirely implemented in kernel space. Some run quite complex BGP
> and MPLS control planes; others run IS-IS control planes.

So, the converse is that as actual workloads move to VMs (let alone cloud),
the host systems become a special case, and the "normal" case for a server
tends to become much more simple: either a single interface probably with
fixed-address DHCP, or in most complicated cases several interfaces on
specific networks known by convention.

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at>

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