[CentOS] Two small issues after upgrade to 4.2 -- [OT] IPv4 LINKLOCAL

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Mon Oct 24 23:03:48 UTC 2005

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Scot L. Harris wrote:

>> The idea is that you can plug machines into a local network and 
>> have them talk to each other with no setup and no preconfigured 
>> DHCP service. Each picks some more-or-less random and hopefully 
>> unique address in this subnet.  Windows boxes will do it if a DHCP 
>> request times out. Machines can find and access each other by name 
>> with broadcast based naming like netbios or dns over multicast like 
>> rendezvous.
> I understand what it is suppose to do.  But as far as I can tell it 
> has never been used.  Has anyone actually used zeroconf for this? 
> Other than to test it to see if it actually works?

We use it for advertising and finding printers. HP JetDirect cards 
seem to work well with both Linux and OS X hosts. (I haven't gotten 
around to installing a rendezvous client on the Windows boxen yet.)

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> www.madboa.com

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