Devel Digest, Vol 36, Issue 24

hitesh mantrala hittudiv at
Fri Mar 26 05:49:16 EDT 2010

> Hello. My name is Viktor Lofgren, and I'm a physics major from Sweden. I am
> indeed another GSOC-hopeful bogging down the mailing list.
> I have a kinda neat idea I've been playing around with for a while: A
> plugin for
> local-network presence announcement. It would naturally not be enabled by
> default, and require both ends to have it enabled to do anything. But what
> it
> would do would basically be something like send out a broadcasted packet
> requesting a reply from anyone running the plugin with their IM handle and
> possibly some sort of description or whatever.
> I think it would be very useful functionality for anyone on a reasonably
> big
> network, on an open wireless network, and so on.
> Does this pique anyone's interest, or is it back to the drawing board for
> me?
> - Viktor Lofgren
There is this messenger called ipmsg that we use over our lan. (g2ipmsg, and
iptux for linux)
its pretty useful... you might also want to check it out..

but bonjour, as i see, doesnot work over subnets.


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