[Spread-users] Regarding Group masking

Jeremy James jbj at forbidden.co.uk
Tue Jun 10 09:27:48 EDT 2008

Gurvinder Singh wrote:
> I am trying to make and DHCP-like service through spread for a lab, i am
> wondering if there is any method through which we can make to get reply
> from one of the server out of server group, it can be any and not the
> same always. like client request for ip address from the server group,
> client will get only one ip and if all the server will receive the
> message as it is in general with connection.multicast(msg). so all of
> them try to reply to client. i am asking is there any other method to
> communicate like in other group communication system Jgroup we have
> keyword @Anycast in which only one of the server will reply not all. i
> will appreciate any help in this regard.

The group membership is consistently ordered on all clients - make the
'server' client see if it is the first in the list on any membership
change and only reply to requests while this is the case.


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