- From: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
- To: Álvaro Peña González <apg esware com>
- Cc: gnome-network-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-network]Zeroconf
- Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 14:34:03 +0200
On Fri, 2003-08-29 at 09:14 +0200, Álvaro Peña González wrote:
> Hi all,
> I read some messages about a zerconf implementation. Mandrake use the
> applications from zeroconf.sf.net, zcip (IP autoconfiguration) and tmdns
> (multicast DNS responder). Yes, the tmdns is in the cvs and no announced
> in the website, and zcip haven't cvs, but it's in the web page.
> This can be a good points to start a zeroconf implementation for
yes, I have been thinking on this these days, and it makes a lot of
> And with a DNS Service Discovery the implementation can
> be more useful. Swampwolf implement it
> (http://www.swampwolf.com/products/) in Howl, but use code from Apple's
> Rendezvous, with the Apple license.
what I was thinking is to have a RendezVous API in gnome-network, which
can be used by other apps to discover servers for the services they
want. I think this is how this works in Mac (Safari uses it to discover
web servers, etc). Can somebody with a Mac provide a good report of how
all this is done?
> What do you think about it? Perhaps starting with a glib port of zcip
> and tmdns? Perhaps I'm wrong. Somebody know other zeroconf project?
there are a few in sourceforge.
And why a glib port of tmdns? It seems to be just a daemon, to be run as
any other system daemon, so why do we need a glib port of it? Or am I
What we could start thinking about is about a glib implementation of
SLP, since it seems that due to license conflicts, we might not be able
to use libslp.
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