Posts Tagged: networking

  • Zero Configuration Networking - A Brief Introduction

    Something I’ve recently discovered is zero-configuration networking. It’s surprisingly useful so I thought I’d write up a quick post on it. At a very high level, zeroconf’s aim is to allow you easily browse for available services. If you’re from ‘Apple-land’ you probably know it as Bonjour, their implementation of the standard. To see how it might be useful though, it’s probably worth looking a bit into how it all works. There are 3 key technologies zeroconf uses, Link Local Addressing, Multicast DNS and DNS Service Discovery, so I’ll go through each of them in a high-level overview.