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Stefan Sayer [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Intros and current projects 2014-01-02 21:26:16 (6 years 1 mon 21 days 22:17:00 ago)
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Hello,

o Scott Jenson on 12/30/2013 04:26 AM:
> Hello,
> 
> I'm Scott Jenson. I'm on a quest to unleash the web from the URL
> bar. I want any smart device to be able to broadcast a URL so any
> nearby smart screen can find it and then display the web page.
> Most smart devices are very very simple and don't need the
> graphics capabilities of world of warcraft. A simple URL approach
> would allow any device to talk to any screen, with zero
> installation. This allows anyone to 'walk up and use' any
> device.
> 
> This 'everything is a webpage' approach however is just the
> first step. Once things are broadcasting URLs, we can move on to
> RESTful interfaces so devices can find and interact with each
> other, no HTML in site. It's a basic, low level want for devices
> to broadcast and be found. I'm assuming BT4 is the best approach
> today but I'm interested
In BT4 (Bluetooth 4.0?), does this work over IP/DNS-SD+mDNS ("Bonjour")?

> in other approaches.
over IP, DNS-SD [0],[1] plus mDNS[2],[3] (Bonjour) is well specified
and implemented (avahi etc). See e.g. wikipedia for an overview [4],
the zeroconf page [5], and the active dnssd IETF working group[6],
for extensions in multi-link networks.

The more difficult issue may be how to make people aware of and join
open (ad-hoc) wireless networks. I remember there was some
project/initiative for standardized stickers that make you aware of
an open wifi in a place.

Stefan

[0] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6763
[1] http://www.dns-sd.org/
[2] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6762
[3] http://www.multicastdns.org/
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-configuration_networking
[5] http://www.zeroconf.org/
[6] http://tools.ietf.org/wg/dnssd/

> 
> Scott
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