[erlang-questions] massive distribution

Peter Sabaini <>
Tue Dec 1 22:51:29 CET 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 15:39 -0500, Jarrod Roberson wrote:
> the project I am working on (inet_mdns @ github.com) addresses one part of
> this solution.

Cool, thanks!

> Bonjour / Zeroconf is an auto discovery protocol based on multicast dns.
> It is used for example by iTunes to auto-discover and publish music shares.
> It is used be SubEthaEdit to auto-discover and publish shared documents.
> I have used it very successfully to auto-discover / publish services in a
> multi-language platform environment
> in production systems. We added Zeroconf to Apache to auto-discover back end
> servers, we added it to memcached,
> so that it could be auto-discovered, we used it in J2EE applications to
> publish and auto-discover dependent services.
> We also used it in a Twisted server to auto-discover clustered nodes of
> other Twisted servers and publish its services
> to clients using the Twisted server.
> I am using this project as a kind of Rosetta stone because I have
> implemented Zeroconf in Java, Python and worked with C code.
> So it is a known problem domain, I am trying to recreate those
> implementations in Erlang as a real learning experience.
> There is even something called Wide Area Bonjour for service discovery over
> the internet proper.

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