Zeroconf as simple name resolution for LAN
I have been working with opensource for more than 15 years. Since 1999 I have been a staff at the Samba community in Japan. - Published about LDAP Administraton book from SB Creative Corp. - Presentation on OSC 2007 TOKYO Japan "Introduction to File server Building with Samba"
No video of the event yet, sorry!
I was trying to simplify name resolution within the LAN. It worked
well with Zeroconf, so I will show you how to use it.
As you know, we've used /etc/hosts and DNS to resolve host names for
a long time. However, these have inconvenient cases. It's troublesome
to maintain /etc/hosts at many computers. DNS is suitable to manage
many host names hierarchically, but it's a bit overspec for computers
on a LAN and it takes a while for using updated DNS entries because
of their TTLs.
Now, zeroconf is here. You can resolve computer names on a LAN
automatically by zeroconf daemon running on each computer. As the name
says, it doesn't need manual maintenance like /etc/hosts and DNS. I've
evaluated it on some computers running openSUSE and Windows to reduce
administrative work. It made name resolution much easier, but it had
some restrictions. In this session, You will see the advantages,
problems and tips of it.
- 2017 October 22 16:15
- 15 min
- Room 2
- openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017