Cluster Node Auto Discovery

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Wed Jul 23 09:37:56 CEST 2003


On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 11:18:26PM -0700, Codepunk wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I have written a specialized server in python and now I wish to look
> at making it scalable. To do this I wish to include automatic
> discovery of peer nodes operating on my network. Can anyone provide me
> a pointer as to how I do such a thing? By how to do it I mean how does
> something like that work at the network level?
> 
> ping scan the ip range?
> some sort of broadcast packet?
> udp request to entire ip range?
> 
> I am not asking for code just how is something like that typically
> done?

  Take a look at Rendezvous (http://developer.apple.com/macosx/rendezvous/)
and Zeroconf (http://www.zeroconf.org/)

  Jp





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