On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 09:23:06AM +0200, Jakub Hrozek wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 09:07:17AM +0200, Christian Horn wrote:
> > 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 
> 
> Traditionally avahi is used as zeroconf implementation on Linux. I think
> bonjour was Apple's implementation?

Yes, different names for the same underlying protocols.

After some more thought, IPA might not have anything to do with
zeroconf actually; the server itself does announce the services.
I should have checked earlier :)

So DNS would be the serverside (IPA side) implementation to
announce services.

Christian

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