Having problems with limited broadcast
adrian at freebsd.org
Thu Jan 8 14:11:40 PST 2009
If this is all going over an L2 LAN, why not do the initial discovery
and general configuration exchange over IPv6? :P Link layer
network-scope addresses to the rescue.
(think: just like apple wireless base stations and MacOSX hosts doing
2009/1/8 Peter Steele <psteele at maxiscale.com>:
>> Thanks for the suggestion though. I'm not familiar with ZeroConf; I'll
>> check it out.
> ZeroConf is an interesting concept. Unfortunately it restricts IPs to
> the 169.254/16 range and it is very likely some of our customers will
> want to be able to configure our boxes to an IP range of their own
> choosing. That's the biggest concern we have with this facility. It's
> definitely attractive, but I don't think we can use unfortunately.
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