I'm glad to know that I'm not going crazy but it's unfortunate that
this isnt something already included.

Thanks for the prompt response!

On 8/15/05, Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net> wrote:
> On 14 Aug 2005, at 16:09, Christopher Aldridge wrote:
> 
> > I walked through the following tutorial and discovered that RingFinger
> > from a client will only find ringservers within its subnet:
> > http://segment7.net/projects/ruby/drb/rinda/ringserver.html
> >
> > Is there anyway one could use this package on multiple networks?
> > Perhaps a properties file that lists hostnames that could be
> > potentially running ringservers?
> 
> Easy way:
> 
> Place the ringserver on a machine that spans multiple networks.
> 
> Hard way:
> 
> Adapt ringserver to work with multicasting.  A long time ago I had
> received patches from somebody, but I forget who (and I don't think I
> have them anymore).
> 
> > It's difficult to find english docs on Rinda & Tuplespace :-(
> 
> Hopefully I'll be able to work on that after Rubyconf.
> 
> > I'm new to it honestly but find it hard to believe that it will only
> > work on one lan segment.
> 
> Right, that's as far as broadcast UDP packets can go.
> 
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