[Olsr-dev] [GSOC] - mDNS plugin. Filter out hosts we dont want to propagate

ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) (spam-protected)
Thu May 10 10:55:13 CEST 2012

Hello Ferry,

both approach make sense.

for example in my home I have a lot of device that use chat based in
mDNS. They get dynamic IPv4 address by DHCP. When I have guests at
home I want them to be able to chat in mDNS. The only thing I want to
filter out is maybe my private NAS o Apple Airport.

the same scenario apply when we have a public place like Fusolab.

I think the best is to implement both and configure a swith to tell
the software if the list shuold be considered as a white list or as a
black list.

what do you think ?


2012/5/10 Ferry Huberts <(spam-protected)>:
> On 10-05-12 10:03, ZioPRoTo (Saverio Proto) wrote:
>> If you want you can comment directly on github, it is easier to
>> reference to lines of code
>> https://github.com/zioproto/olsrd-gsoc2012/commit/bf89a197971bad6291215d1dbcb3a42527800263
>> Skeleton code of the new feature of mDNS to filter
>> out some hosts to prevent forwarding of services
>> we dont want to propagate in the mesh.
>> In the configuration file we can write which IP address we want to discard
>> and do not propagate in the mDNS flooding.
>> For example if I have Apple AirPort at home, do not giving out any service
>> I dont want those mDNS packets travelling in the all mesh network.
>> I backported the list.h from the master branch to have a dinamic list of
>> hosts
>> Saverio
> Hi Saverio
> wouldn't it be easier to use a whitelist, instead of the blacklist you now
> use?
> --
> Ferry Huberts

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