Eric S. Raymond
esr at thyrsus.com
Sun Dec 18 04:10:49 UTC 2016
Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 12:34 AM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> > All the multicast stuff is now gone, client and server side both. My
> > original plan was to keep multicast server just in case, though I can
> > find zero evidence anywhere of production use. But it turned out to
> > be too entangled with things we wanted to drop. Daniel's comment from
> > his infosec perch was "Good riddance."
> > I would have been more worried about dropping these things, but it
> > seems to me from search-engining the issue that to the extent
> > automatic server discovery was ever actually used in Unix-land, those
> > use cases have largely been taken over by pool-style DNS
> > round-robining.
> Can I clarify:
> This 'multicast' is not necessarily the same as the IANA addresses,
> 126.96.36.199 and FF0X::101.
Correct. As you note, the documentation used ti caution agains using
the IANA multicat address. I don't know why.
<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
More information about the devel