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From Jörg Henne <>
Subject Re: MINA broadcast support
Date Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:54:33 GMT
Alex Karasulu schrieb:
> 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 :).
> Alex
Thanks to all for your input. I'll hopefully find time to have a look at 
this stuff some time next week. But don't hold your breath for a fully 
functioning DHCP server :-/

Joerg Henne

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