Service announcement scheme - (Re: [Sugar-devel] A small request.)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Mon Feb 2 01:15:34 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:39 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:
> My suggestions:  DNS-SD and libepc (
> There's no need for Sugar-specific solutions here; we just need to use
> existing standard solutions.

Yep - I want existing standard stuff, but the devil we know seems to
swamp the spectrum with 802.11s.

Googling leads to a paper that could be useful. I don't have access -
but they seem to claim that they can get DNS-SD to _not_ mess the mesh
up with some new technique requiring new and adventurous patches
affecting the mesh routing nodes:

I don't want adventure. I want something old and safe ;-)

Maybe we can fake this with good old DNS lookups - but those will fail
if the DNS server has a wildcard (like commercial hotspots do).

DNS lookup + http check? Why do the ugliest solutions end up being the
ones that work in the field?


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