On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 08:52:53AM +0200, Petr Spacek wrote:
> On 25.9.2013 08:20, Christian Horn wrote:
> >
> >Hm.. another nice idea would be to announce services via
> >zeroconf/bonjour.  I guess effectively its the same as having clients
> >search in DNS "who offers service XYZ" which we already do for ker-
> >beros, ldap etc.
> 
> Interesting idea. Do you know any real use cases? I have not seen
> Bonjour in real use except for network printers.

It can be used for all protocols, so "generic service dis-
covery".  So one could setup a client in a network and see
"oh, someone offers XMPP service".  "Here are printers
announcing services." "This DLNA server offers video
streamin." 

I think the big window managers like gnome3 also started to 
use those and offer 


> Please create RFE ticket (request for enhancement) to prevent it
> from falling through the cracks:
> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/newticket

Will do, bringing it up there makes definitely sense.
But really curious on how widely (or if at all) there is
interest in this.  I think this style of service discovery
is currently more used in desktop environments than in 
server environments.

Christian

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