[avahi] browsing for services on a specific multicast address
alon.noy at ilsemedia.nl
Wed Mar 18 10:59:09 PDT 2009
I guess I didn't quit understand what the apple util dns-sd suppose to
do (I'm not a maci :) ), and the partial (and misleading) documentation
which I received for this server farm didn't help either, but I think
that what is really going on is that I'm suppose to query for sub type:
_225_0_10_100._sub._ftp._tcp in order to identify the nodes of a cluster.
the sub type _225_0_10_100 is just a way to group the different servers in a cluster. Its a way to say that these servers communicate between themselves on multicasting address 188.8.131.52 and not as I initially thought that they are using a different multicasting address for mDNS.
Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 17.03.09 09:24, Alon Noy (alon.noy at ilsemedia.nl) wrote:
>> OK, that makes sense, so I need to browse for the subtype right?!
>> So here is the next question, is this a valid subtype:
> No. It needs a "_sub" as second label. Also using an IP address in the
> type simply makes no sense to me...
>> I think that avahi insists on having a leading underscore but is it an
>> avahi think or is it in the zeroconf spec?
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