broadcastclient ?

Eric S. Raymond esr at
Sun Dec 18 04:10:49 UTC 2016

Sanjeev Gupta <ghane0 at>:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 12:34 AM, Eric S. Raymond <esr at> 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,
> 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="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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