[Mono-list] Zeroconf

Milen Dzhumerov gamehack at 1nsp1r3d.co.uk
Mon Jun 13 15:06:24 EDT 2005

Hi all,

I've to write an application which will be used on a network. The
application will consist of a daemon which is listening on all the
computers on the network and a Mono GUI application. The thing is that I
need to have an easy way to detect all the computers which are running
the daemon so I can send commands. There also will be a special computer
which will be storing central information and I need to know its IP
address too. The only solution to this which I could think of is using
Zeroconf and publishing services on the network. The thing is that I
couldn't find a C# wrapper for libhowl(the Zeroconf C library). So my
options here are writing a wrapper around it(i don't even have an idea
how to do this, only that I have to deal with P/Invoke) or using a
native library. The only native implementation which I found is
http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/project/?mdnsresponder which seems
dead and moreover doesn't have any docs. Do I have any other options for
this except using Zeroconf? For the curious, I need this functionality
for an open source management system for schools.

Milen Dzhumerov
Iroxa Creative Technology / Iroxa.net
ICQ# / 230197935
Email / gamehack at 1nsp1r3d.co.uk

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