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

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Mon Feb 2 07:18:46 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 5:13 AM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at laptop.org> wrote:
> Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:39 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> My suggestions:  DNS-SD and libepc (http://live.gnome.org/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.
> When I read the Zeroconf book, I got the impression that the
> _standard_ was carefully designed to minimize needless broadcasts and
> scale well in real scenarios.  I can't comment on the current Avahi
> _implementation_ though.

This is true for wired networks; not necessarily true for mobile
and/or wireless networks.

Like Martin, you are confusing mDNS with DNS-SD.

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