How to broadcast a service over the network for clients to discover without any need for server IP

how to broadcast/multicast a service over the network for clients to
discover without any need for server IP?

how to let other clients discover the service from a server, without the
client requiring the IP address of the server, similar to DHCP IP
acquiring.

is there any other easy way?

Thanks,
Saravanan Sundaramoorthy

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On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Saravanan Sundaramoorthy <dearsaravanan@gmail.com> wrote:

how to broadcast/multicast a service over the network for clients to
discover without any need for server IP?

how to let other clients discover the service from a server, without the
client requiring the IP address of the server, similar to DHCP IP
acquiring.

is there any other easy way?

there is DNSSD (http://www.dns-sd.org/\), see if something below fits your needs:
http://dnssd.rubyforge.org/dnssd/
GitHub - lachie/zeroconf: Cross-platform zeroconf (aka bonjour™) library.
http://drnicwilliams.com/2008/06/18/what-is-gitjour-gemjour-starjour/

zoran
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