How to broadcast a service over the network for clients to discover without any need for server IP

how to broadcast/multicast a service over the network for clients to
discover without any need for server IP?

how to let other clients discover the service from a server, without the
client requiring the IP address of the server, similar to DHCP IP
acquiring.

is there any other easy way?

Thanks,
Saravanan Sundaramoorthy

Hi,

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Saravanan Sundaramoorthy
[email protected] wrote:

how to broadcast/multicast a service over the network for clients to
discover without any need for server IP?

how to let other clients discover the service from a server, without the
client requiring the IP address of the server, similar to DHCP IP
acquiring.

is there any other easy way?

there is DNSSD (http://www.dns-sd.org/), see if something below fits
your needs:
http://dnssd.rubyforge.org/dnssd/
http://github.com/lachie/zeroconf
http://drnicwilliams.com/2008/06/18/what-is-gitjour-gemjour-starjour/

zoran

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