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Re: [Libvir] RFC: Broadcast our presence with avahi



On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 02:43:45AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 03:26:40AM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> > All the really trendy network services these days broadcast their presence
> > on the LAN using mDNS. In Linux world this means becoming an Avahi client
> > and registering our services. virt-manager is also able to become an Avahi
> > client and browser for services. So you'll be able to let the user just
> > pick a host straight off a list instead of typing in hostname.
> 
>   +1 on the principle, allows to break the bootstrap problem and way better
> from an UI perspective (as long as you don't end up with a 200 host lost to
> pick from.

That's for the administrator to decide. If they enable Avahi on their Linux
boxes on a LAN where 100's of boxes are on the same segment they're making
a conscious choice to end up which a huge list ! I wouldn't imagine large
scale deployments using it really because the amount of mDNS traffic may
well get far too large. Very well suited for home / small business users
though

Dan.
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