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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: MINA broadcast support
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:04:51 GMT
Trustin Lee wrote:
> Niklas already answered, but I'd like to comment a little bit more.
> On 3/23/06, *Jörg Henne* < 
> <>> wrote:
>     the MINA website lists (UDP) broadcast support as missing. Is this
>     information still correct? Do you have any pointers for me, if I
>     were to
>     embark on a mission to build broadcast support (specifically,
>     something
>     DHCPish) based on old IO?
> It's still correct and we'll be really glad if someone wants to 
> implement it.  Implementing a new transport type ( i.e. multicast) is 
> to implement IoAcceptor and IoConnector interface.  Please refer to 
> the implementation classes such as DatagramAcceptor and DatagramConnector.
> I didn't consider broadcasting at the moment I designed MINA API, so 
> you might have to modify the API to support broadcasting thoroughly.  
> It's OK of course.  I think we need to support multicast before we 
> release 1.0 for the completeness of the API.

Agreed would be nice to have multicast for DHCP server implementation 
within ApacheDS soon so development on that can continue.  This is a big 
wish :).


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