pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Jul 1 09:19:55 EDT 2004
Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2004, at 3:03 AM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>>> I'm not aware of any major applications or OS distributions
>>> including this functionality yet. It's not really interesting until
>>> someone does the work to integrate it so you can connect FreeBSD box
>>> and a Mac and just have them start talking.
>> Doesn't Apple's open source mDNSResponder work on other platforms?
> It does, yes- I installed up both the apple package, and howl months
> back- but it wasn't pretty IMO, and I haven't done it since. With
> that, I also had trouble figuring out how to do stuff like getting ssh
> to function using rendevousz naming, (i.e. ssh hostname.local), and
> was confounded by the whole setup procedure- all for something which I
> wanted to simplify my life- so I gave up.
> If you have any ideas on how to make some of the things which are
> common/sane builtins easy to work with rendevousz, I'm all ears- but
> this is what I was speaking of before, where Apple, in their own
> interest (in getting their boxen into mixed unix enviornments),
> reaches out and helps push this kind of thing along to make it work in
> a more out-of-the-box style for some other unixes...
what sounded interesting to me was this bit:
" Check out the mDNSResponder project from Darwin CVS to get the new
POSIX compatible mDNS Responder daemon (mdnsd) which provides the same
DNSServiceDiscovery API available on Mac OS X and Windows."
would this be enough to get more apps to work seamlessly with darwin, or
has this pretty much always been the case via zeroconf?
email: pete at nomadlogic.org
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