[Beowulf] mdns

Jon Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 10:26:15 EDT 2008


can u clarify what you mean by sound server. so basically what you are
telling me if there is a windows dns server (active directory in server 2k3)
mdns can replace the active directory server? also is there a way to curtail
the network bottle necks?


On 7/7/08, Ashley Pittman <apittman at concurrent-thinking.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 15:59 +0200, Jon Aquilina wrote:
> > is mdns strictly for the mac os or can it be incorporated into any
> > linux cluster??
>
> It works under Linux, my sound server at home and the printers at work
> use this quite satisfactorily.
>
> I would caution against using it in a cluster however, it's design-goal
> and benefit are to handle changing network environments where devices
> are being added to and removed from the network frequently.  This is the
> polar opposite of what you should try and aim for in a cluster where the
> hardware configuration is known in advance and for the most part
> constant.  In addition it used to be the case there were performance
> issues associated with using zeroconf on large networks and the last
> thing you want in a cluster is additional network traffic clogging up
> the system.
>
> Ashley Pittman.
>
>


-- 
Jonathan Aquilina
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