Live: Avahi / Zeroconf: Some magic sauce that's about more than files and printers
Hand editing config files for local deployment? Say hi to Avahi.
Patrick's original background was in the film industry, were he worked for 8 years as a Special Effects technician. But since he started programming at age 14, he's overlaid that with 30+ Years in technology, with at least 15+ years with working with Linux.
No video of the event yet, sorry!
Avahi: free configuration for your network service. _(Live demo included)
If you've wondered how your Desktop Linux machine "discovers" items on your network, such as printers and file shares, this session will explain Avahi: the network service advertises resources across a LAN.
The open source version of Apple's Bonjour/Zeroconf, is a very flexible way to enable discovery of services.
We'll discuss how we used it in our deployment tooling , and we will demonstrate how to craft a configuration to discover custom resources for consumption by client software - enabling a true zero touch service installation.
Basic networking and python knowledge advantageous, but not essential.