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

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Nov 27 12:52:53 CET 2013

The problem with sending a single UDP message is that there's a fair
chance of it getting lost.

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Bjorn Reese <breese at mail1.stofanet.dk> wrote:
> 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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