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<!-- 
   Description of the virtual host mechanism in YAZ GFS
   Included in both manual and man page for yaz-ztest
-->

<para>
 The Virtual hosts mechanism allows a YAZ frontend server to
 support multiple backends. A backend is selected on the basis of
 the TCP/IP binding (port+listening adddress) and/or the virtual host.
</para>
<para>
 A backend can be configured to execute in a particular working
 directory. Or the YAZ frontend may perform CQL to RPN conversion, thus
 allowing traditional Z39.50 backends to be offered as a SRW/SRU
 service. SRW/SRU Explain information for a particular backend may also
 be specified.
</para>
<para>
 For the HTTP protocol, the virtual host is specified in the Host header.
 For the Z39.50 protocol, the virtual host is specified as in the
 Initialize Request in the OtherInfo, OID 1.2.840.10003.10.1000.81.1.
</para>
<note>
 <para>
  Not all Z39.50 clients allows the VHOST information to be set.
  For those the selection of the backend must rely on the
  TCP/IP information alone (port and address).
 </para>
</note>
<para>
 The YAZ frontend server uses XML to describe the backend
 configurations. Command-line option <literal>-f</literal> 
 specifies filename of the XML configuration.
</para>
<para>
 The configuration uses the root element <literal>yazgfs</literal>.
 This element includes a list of <literal>listen</literal> elements,
 followed by one or more <literal>server</literal> elements.
</para>
<para>
 The <literal>listen</literal> describes listener (transport end point),
 such as TCP/IP, Unix file socket or SSL server. Content for 
 a listener:
 <variablelist>
  <varlistentry><term>CDATA (required)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     The CDATA for the <literal>listen</literal> element holds the
     listener string, such as <literal>tcp:@:210</literal>, 
     <literal>tcp:server1:2100</literal>,
     etc.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>
  <varlistentry><term>attribute <literal>id</literal> (optional)</term>
    <listitem>
     <para>
      identifier for this listener. This may be referred to from
      server sections.
     </para>
    </listitem>
   </varlistentry>
 </variablelist>
 <note>
  <para>
   We expect more information to be added for the listen section in
   a future version, such as CERT file for SSL servers.
  </para>
 </note>
</para>
<para>
 The <literal>server</literal> describes a server and the parameters
 for this server type. Content for a server:
 <variablelist>
  <varlistentry><term>attribute <literal>id</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Identifier for this server. Currently not used for anything,
     but it might be for logging purposes.
   </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>attribute <literal>listenref</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies listener for this server. If this attribute is not
     given, the server is accessible from all listener. In order
     for the server to be used for real, howeever, the virtual host
     must match (if specified in the configuration).
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>config</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies the server configuration. This is equivalent
     to the config specified using command line option
     <literal>-c</literal>.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>directory</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies a working directory for this backend server. If
     specifid, the YAZ fronend changes current working directory
     to this directory whenever a backend of this type is
     started (backend handler bend_start), stopped (backend handler hand_stop)
     and initialized (bend_init).
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>host</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies the virtual host for this server. If this is specified
     a client <emphasis>must</emphasis> specify this host string in
     order to use this backend.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>cql2rpn</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies a filename that includes CQL to RPN conversion for this
     backend server. See &reference-tools-cql-map;
     If given, the backend server will only "see" a Type-1/RPN query. 
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>ccl2rpn</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies a filename that includes CCL to RPN conversion for this
     backend server. See &reference-tools-ccl-qualifiers;
     If given, the backend server will only "see" a Type-1/RPN query. 
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>stylesheet</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies the stylesheet reference to be part of SRU HTTP responses
     when the client does not specify one. If neither this is given, nor
     the client specifies one, no stylesheet reference is part of the
     SRU HTTP response.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>
   
  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>docpath</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies a path for local file access using HTTP. All URLs with
     a leading prefix (/ exluded) that matches the value of docpath
     are used for file access. For example, if the server is to offer
     access in directory <literal>xsl</literal>, the docpath would be
     <literal>xsl</literal> and all URLs of the form
     <literal>http://host/exl</literal> will result in a local file access.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>
   
  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>explain</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies SRW/SRU ZeeRex content for this server. Copied verbatim
     to the client. As things are now, some of the Explain content
     seeem redundant because host information, etc. is also stored
     elsewhere.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>maximumrecordsize</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Specifies maximum record size/message size, in bytes. This
     value also servers as maximum size of <emphasis>incoming</emphasis>
     packages (for Record Updates etc). It's the same value as that
     given by the <literal>-k</literal> option.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>

  <varlistentry><term>element <literal>retrievalinfo</literal> (optional)</term>
   <listitem>
    <para>
     Enables the retrieval facility supporting conversions and
     specifications of record formats/types.
     See <xref linkend="tools.retrieval"/> for
     more information.
    </para>
   </listitem>
  </varlistentry>
   
 </variablelist>
</para>
 
<para>
 The XML below configures a server that accepts connections from
 two ports, TCP/IP port 9900 and a local UNIX file socket.
 We name the TCP/IP server <literal>public</literal> and the
 other server <literal>internal</literal>.
 </para>
 <screen>
  <![CDATA[
 <yazgfs>
  <listen id="public">tcp:@:9900</listen>
  <listen id="internal">unix:/var/tmp/socket</listen>
  <server id="server1">
    <host>server1.mydomain</host>
    <directory>/var/www/s1</directory>
    <config>config.cfg</config>
  </server>
  <server id="server2">
    <host>server2.mydomain</host>
    <directory>/var/www/s2</directory>
    <config>config.cfg</config>
    <cql2rpn>../etc/pqf.properties</cql2rpn>
    <explain xmlns="http://explain.z3950.org/dtd/2.0/">
      <serverInfo>
        <host>server2.mydomain</host>
        <port>9900</port>
        <database>a</database>
      </serverInfo>
    </explain>
  </server>
  <server id="server3" listenref="internal">
    <directory>/var/www/s3</directory>
    <config>config.cfg</config>
  </server>
 </yazgfs>
]]>
 </screen>
<para>
 There are three configured backend servers. The first two
 servers, <literal>"server1"</literal> and <literal>"server2"</literal>,
 can be reached by both listener addresses - since
 no <literal>listenref</literal> attribute is specified.
 In order to distinguish between the two a virtual host has
 been specified for each of server in the <literal>host</literal>
 elements.
</para>
<para>
 For <literal>"server2"</literal> elements for CQL to RPN conversion
 is supported and explain information has been added (a short one here
 to keep the example small).
</para>
<para>
 The third server, <literal>"server3"</literal> can only be reached
 via listener <literal>"internal"</literal>.
</para>

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