Google Summer of Code: Zeroconf!

Blog post by alex_roman on Wed, 2008-04-23 18:13

This summer I’ll be attempting to enable Zeroconf support in Haiku. For those of you who may not be aware, Zeroconf enables Zero Configuration Networking, and it is aimed at simplifying the creation of small networks: no DHCP server, no pre-determined IP addresses, no need to know what host name your printer is on! How is this achieved? There are three components to it: Addressing: handled by IPv4 Link Local Addressing Naming: handled by multicast DNS Service Discovery: also handled by multicast DNS This project will have two main components: