[Beowulf] mdns

Ashley Pittman apittman at concurrent-thinking.com
Mon Jul 7 07:20:40 PDT 2008

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.

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