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

Arnaud Loonstra arnaud at sphaero.org
Wed Nov 27 14:42:35 CET 2013


On 11/27/2013 02:20 PM, Michael Haberler wrote:
[snip]
>>
>> In Zyre zbeacon is broadcasting continuously, would the nodes be
>> replying continuously as well? Otherwise you would need to do some
>> tracking of nodes inside zbeacon?
>
> I wouldnt use zbeacon_publish() so broadcasting wouldnt be used by the responder
>
> zbeacon_send() would just pass a frame and ipaddress to the background thread for transmission
>
> -Michael
>

Ah like that, so you would setup 1 master node broadcasting and all 
other nodes only replying using unicast. It could be an interesting 
option indeed.

Although I completely agree that a udp transport for zmq would be really 
great as well.

Arnaud.
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