Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#5335 new enhancement

More mdns traffic then expected

Reported by: sjoerd Owned by: jg
Priority: normal Milestone: Future Release
Component: distro Version:
Keywords: Cc: gdesmott, jg, mbletsas, carrano
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In various traces MDNS seems to be a bit more chatty then initially expected. This was only a quick analysis though, so this conclusion could be a bit premature.

What needs to be investigated is what the actualy traffic is (what records are being polled for by who and how often).. This needs to be compared to the MDNS/DNS-SD specs to see if this matches what would be expected for the number of services we have..

From this we can see if either there are small bugs in avahi causing more traffic then needed or if we should try to optimize avahi more to reduce the traffic while still being within the limits of the spec.

Note that MDNS is not particularity well suited for presence in a mesh network as it always requires replies from an authorative source instead of spreading knowledge through the network. So i'm personally not sure if it's worth spending a lot of time on if it doesn't lead to scaling issues in the short term. For the long term a better presence protocol is probably a better solution

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gdesmott

  • Cc gdesmott added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Cc jg mbletsas added
  • Milestone changed from Never Assigned to Future Release

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by carrano

  • Cc carrano added

Does this ticket bring anything that was not discussed in other tickets (like #5078)?

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