Problem receiving UDP broadcast packets.
sherm.pendley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 12:07:21 CEST 2011
Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> writes:
> I'm trying to implement a device discovery/configuration protocol that
> uses UDP broadcast packets to discover specific types of devices on
> the local Ethernet segment. The management program broadcasts a
> discovery command to a particular UDP port. All devices who get that
> packet are expected to answer regardless of thier current IP address.
Have you looked at the source for Apple's Bonjour?
Might be interesting to see how it does announcement/discovery. Or maybe
just use it directly, if this happens to be a case of "gee, I didn't
know that wheel had already been invented." :-)
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