[distcc] DistCC / Multicast

Antenore Gatta antenore at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 13:20:01 GMT 2006

Hi Martin,

Why not? Multicast is very usefull in this situation, all the
clustered environment are using multicast to join member to the

Probably is not a good idea to add multicast support directly in
distcc (lots of work compared to benefits).

But, Simon, I think that you can write for your own use a "back end"
utility to find available distcc servers.

I'd like to do it too, but I don't have the time now, if I'll code
anything I'll shere it with you (and to everybody :-).

Martin what do you think? Is it possible (and profittable)?


2006/2/6, Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net>:
> On  2 Feb 2006, Simon B <simonb at kaizo.org> wrote:
> > Hi There,
> >
> > 1st up, many thanks for this excellent utility, it's making my headaches
> > not go away, but at least come on a little quicker ;-))
> >
> > Have you considered using a multicast address for listening?  It could
> > be one way of getting around the hassle of having to set distcc hosts..?
> distcc uses tcp connections to carry the requests and responses, and
> multicast doesn't work with tcp, only udp.  multicast udp could be good
> for checking the load of servers or seeing if they have a cached result.
> --
> Martin
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