[zeromq-dev] RFC: zbeacon for dhcp-style discovery

Bjorn Reese breese at mail1.stofanet.dk
Wed Nov 27 12:24:19 CET 2013


On 11/27/2013 12:03 PM, Michael Haberler wrote:

> an application looking for services would broadcast (a) request(s) for the services needed, and entities with matching services would reply with an answer directed to the source IP address (i.e. non-broadcast); repeat until all needed services acquired.

This sounds like a good idea.

Pieter mentions in his blog that zbeacon can be used to talk to existing
UDP-based discovery services. With your addition, this possibility
becomes real, because you have basically described how SSDP M-SEARCH
works.




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