[zeromq-dev] Comment on ZRE spec flaw

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu Feb 21 15:47:17 CET 2013

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:31 AM, Bjorn Reese <breese at mail1.stofanet.dk> wrote:

> If the beacon not only contains information about the sending node, but
> also the peers that the sender is aware of, then those peers do not
> need to broadcast themselves, thus saving network traffic.

Not true on WiFi.

> PS: What is the rationale for creating the Zyre discovery protocol
> rather than reusing one of the existing discovery protocols (ZeroConf,
> SSDP, SLP, etc.) ?

Over-complex for the most part, unsuitable for WiFi in other cases,
and none are designed to carry a 0MQ network. But I'm happy to be
proven wrong here; if you can show me a simpler and more effective
discovery for WiFi networks that supports Zyre, that'd be great.


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