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NAME ^

Net::Rendezvous::Publish - publish Rendezvous services

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Net::Rendezvous::Publish;
 my $publisher = Net::Rendezvous::Publish->new
   or die "couldn't make a Responder object";
 my $service = $publisher->publish(
     name => "My HTTP Server",
     type => '_http._tcp',
     port => 12345,
 );
 while (1) { $publisher->step( 0.01 ) }

DESCRIPTION ^

METHODS ^

new

Creates a new publisher handle

publish( %definition )

Returns a Net::Rendezvous::Publish::Service object. The following keys are meaningful in the service definition hash.

name

A descriptive name for the service.

type

The type of service. This is string of the form _service._protocol.

port

The port on which you're advertising the service. If you're not using a port (and instead just using mDNS as a way of propogating other service information) it's common practice to use 9 (the discard service)

domain

The domain in which to advertise a service. Defaults to local.

step( $seconds )

Spend at most $seconds seconds handling network events and updating internal state.

At some point I may learn enough of the mDNS protocol to write a pure-perl responder. That'll be nifty.

AUTHOR ^

Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006, Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO ^

Net::Rendezous - for service browsing.

Net::Rendezvous::Publish::Backend::* - you'll need one of these to talk to your local mDNS responder.

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