[zeromq-dev] question about zbeacon

Benoit Chesneau bchesneau at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 09:55:27 CEST 2014

To update this thread, i've started an implementation under MPLv2 there:


For now it is broadcasting to all interfaces where broadcast is available.
I wonder what is the rational in choosing only the wifi interface? Also any
idea how to make sure we choose this one?

Like zbeacon it is only broadcasting on ipv4 and there is no multicast but
I plan to add it soon.

Any feedback is welcome,


- benoit

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:23 AM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Pieter Hintjens <ph at imatix.com> wrote:
>> Hi Benoit,
>> zbeacon does not impose any frame format; it allows the caller to
>> specify the format for beacons. Zyre does this according to the ZRE v2
>> spec at RFC 36.
> oh, maybe i misread the C code. I thought it was encoding message when
> using zmsg.
>> So you could implement this in two layers as we do in C, one generic
>> UDP pub/sub beacon class, and then on top of that, the details of RFC
>> 36. Or you could do that all in a single class. zbeacon has been
>> useful for other apps, which is why we made that a generic reusable
>> class.
> Cool! Thanks for your answer. Will work on something over the week-end
> then :)
> - benoit
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