[Yum-devel] zeroconf-like discovery of repos

Jack Neely jjneely at pams.ncsu.edu
Wed May 17 14:56:55 UTC 2006


On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 03:22:44PM -0400, Bret McMillan wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-16 at 14:20 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> 
> > Useful? Maybe - but only to large enterprises where folks have some
> > control/influence over DNS
> > 
> > It seems like something that would only be useful for a small subset of
> > folks, though. Why not implement it as a plugin as a proof of concept.
> > You could mangle the repositories before they're up using the prerepo
> > slot.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> 
> avahai stuff seems interesting in 2 general ways to me:
> 
> 1)  corporate enterprise-y setting that has dns control, essentially
> named lookup of services:  "What is the cannonical place for a
> predetermined set of content?"
> 
> 2)  mobile use case:  misa & seth end up @ PyCON, seth has a bunch of
> damn useful rpms; how do you make it easy for misa to snag them?  "What
> various content is available to me?"
> 
> #1 would be cool and all for stuff like registration and/or mirroring,
> but I can't really think of much beyond that.  My gut says #2 could
> prove a lot more interesting.
> 
> --Bret
> 

Yeah, I'd make use of this at NCSU.

Jack

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