Accessing remote devices
Tue, 3 Feb 2004 16:19:30 +1100
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On Mon, 2 Feb 2004 03:05 am, Robert Love wrote:
> The question is, how does HAL know about the remote devices. One
> suggestion Joe and I offered was to have whatever low-level remote
> device discovery daemon the thin client runs simply send out D-BUS
> messages about the new devices. E.g., very little additional code on
> HAL's part.
I think it might be better to bridge HAL (or perhaps at the D-BUS level?) t=
an existing, working, secure, well-designed service discovery system. Lots =
people have done service discovery, mostly not very well. Normal complaints=
are that the service discovery system doesn't provide the right level of=20
functionality, or that it causes way to much network traffic.
I suggest Service Location Protocol v2 (RFC2608, RFC2609, RFC2610, RFC2614 =
a few others).
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