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Re: Zeroconf Debian?



On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 01:33:10AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> On Friday 08 August 2003 00:54, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 01:28:15PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > > I'm currently at the SAGE-AU annual conference, and Apple presented a
> > > paper about their Rendezvous technology, which is their implementation of
> > > Zeroconf[1].
> >
> > My experience of Rendezvous has been that it is a network-thrashing
> > traffic generator, which *has* to be disabled on a network of any
> > significant size, just to stop it from flooding everything else out.
> >
> > Please be careful never to ship packages in a state which do this by
> > default; I can't count the number of hours I've wasted just turning
> > that stuff off. There's got to be a better solution.
> 
> It's not MEANT for a network of any size.  It is intended for home and very 
> small office users who do not have admins or who do not want to admin.
> 
> If you have an admin who has properly setup DNS, DHCP, etc zeroconf has little 
> practical use.

Which is why it is amazingly annoying that every MacOSX system comes
with Rendezvous enabled out of the box.

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