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

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 07:29:49 EST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 14:18, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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.
>  --scott

Also don't blame avahi for the fact that we send out updates every
time you alt-tab between shared activities, so that your icon can jump
to the appropriate snowflake on everyone else's Neighborhood Views...
as well as sending who joined and left...


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