ZeroConf Support with Avahi and friends

Registered by Trent Lloyd on 2005-10-22

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "Sharing Information over a Network" for updated plans.

ZeroConf allows computers to communicate on a network without any kind of configuration, additionally it provides for discovery of services, so instead of specifying an IP you can select from a list of advertised servers on the network. This is usefull so that you can simply plug two laptops together an transfer a file or play a network game. It is also usefull in situations where you don't know about the other services, such as people to chat to or files to share.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Sebastien Bacher
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Trent Lloyd
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2006-10-06

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Keybuk: I have technical concerns with this specification

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