Martin Langhoff wrote: > On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:39 PM, C. Scott Ananian <csc...@laptop.org> wrote: >> My suggestions: DNS-SD and libepc (http://live.gnome.org/libepc/). >> There's no need for Sugar-specific solutions here; we just need to use >> existing standard solutions. > > Yep - I want existing standard stuff, but the devil we know seems to > swamp the spectrum with 802.11s.
When I read the Zeroconf book, I got the impression that the _standard_ was carefully designed to minimize needless broadcasts and scale well in real scenarios. I can't comment on the current Avahi _implementation_ though. Even if the standard itself is flawed, designing a custom protocol to do the same thing is going to be a lot of work and probably end up facing the very same design issues that made the IEFT's standard inadequate for us in the first place. When it comes to non-trivial networking protocols, I don't trust any given individual to be able to do a good job without going through an *extensive* iterative design process with public reviews of interim drafts. What's hardest about networking is that it looks deceptively easy at first :-) -- // Bernie Innocenti - http://www.codewiz.org/ \X/ Sugar Labs - http://www.sugarlabs.org/ _______________________________________________ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel