[avahi] Looking for help/advice

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue May 10 08:09:28 PDT 2011

On Mon, 09.05.11 15:26, Robert Schweikert (rschweikert at novell.com) wrote:

> Hi,
> Trying again to find some help.
> I would like to automate certain tasks for machine configuration in
> a cluster setup. One example of this automatic setup would be
> setting up and NFS mount. Basically the head node of the cluster
> gets installed and manually configured. Then I'd like to run some
> kind of service on the head node and when a cluster node gets
> installed, upon firstboot some client code runs to find the service
> running on the head node. Then gets the IP address from the head
> node and the path for the NFS share it exports.

Avahi is a tool for implementing distributed service discovery in peer
to peer networks.

You setup seems to be inherently client/server, hence my suggestion
would be to configure the NFS server via DHCP on the clients.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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