[zeromq-dev] Multicast Autodiscovery Protocol

Wesley Eddy wes at mti-systems.com
Fri Jun 24 16:42:42 CEST 2011

On 6/23/2011 1:01 PM, Ian Barber wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com
> <mailto:ph at imatix.com>> wrote:
>     Sounds fun. Have you considered UDP? I've got that working over VTX,
>     doing things like broadcast connects (e.g. connect to any reachable
>     peer on a given port).
>     -Pieter
> Yeah, a UDP broadcast was my first thought, but didn't think of VTX,
> that's a good point. Broadcast/Anycast should be usable with the same
> protocol on top - it would limit the propogation rate as updates would
> be effectively point-to-point, but at the same time you woudn't get a
> possible stampede of requests on startup.

Service discovery via mDNS seems like it would be a less limited
approach for autodiscovery, and only slightly more complex.

Wes Eddy
MTI Systems

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