[Beowulf] mdns

Jon Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 14:19:20 EDT 2008


i have used both but i prefer linux. server 2k3 is to much of a resource
hog. i would love to try this out in a small server environment thing is i
dont have any machiens with me at the moment to test mdns out on they r all
back in the states

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Ashley Pittman <
apittman at concurrent-thinking.com> wrote:

>
> There are two parts to mdns, automatic address configuration and then
> the advertising of services on top of those addresses.  I'm not sure
> which of these you are asking about, I realised after I'd hit send that
> my answer only applied to the second of these.
>
> At home I use what according to Wikipedia is called DNS-SD to enable
> rythmbox on my desktop to automatically discover the daap servers on
> either my Mac (iTunes) or on another Linux machine (firefly media
> server).  I'm (just) young enough never to have used a Windows desktop
> so I can't comment on what active directory offers.
>
> Unfortunately with Multicast I think network bottle necks are a fact of
> life and on network with static hardware configuration it really is
> better to have a static software configuration as well.
>
> What problem are you trying to solve?
>
> Ashley Pittman.
>
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 16:26 +0200, Jon Aquilina wrote:
> > 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
>
>


-- 
Jonathan Aquilina
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