[Spread-users] Dynamic Network?
les.howard at cybertrust.com
Tue Apr 5 10:58:53 EDT 2005
I am new to spread, so this may not work or be impractical.
I would like to separate spread nodes into 2 classes: dynamic and static. The static nodes are pretty much just exactly what spread nodes are are today. Dynamic nodes, when they come up connect to one of the static nodes and announce their presence. Spread then propagates this info throughout all of the existing nodes. This way you could start with a small core of statically configured spread nodes, and adding/removing new nodes would become easy and outageless.
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> John Schultz
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> Subject: Re: [Spread-users] Dynamic Network?
> Neil Whelan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I presume I'm right in saying that each IP address HAS to
> be specified
> > in the configuration file for a network. I was just wondering why
> > Spread doesn't support more dynamic networks.
> > For example, one in which laptops with dynamically assigned IP
> > addresses can form an ad-hoc group. As I'm aware, other group
> > communication toolkits support this functionality. Or was Spread
> > always intended to only support networks with static IP
> address nodes?
> > Regards,
> > Neil.
> Well outside of a LAN environment (i.e. - where hardware
> multi/broadcast exists and daemons can just ad hoc hear one
> another) you would have to know the IPs of other daemons
> unless you were going to randomly probe the internet to find
> other daemons -- which isn't a great idea.
> John Lane Schultz
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