discovery for a network of linux devices

I have a set of identical, custom linux devices plugged into a network and assigned addresses via DHCP. These need to be able to automatically discover each other. What's the most appropriate way of doing this?

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You could take a look at service discovery using Avahi: -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avahi_(software)


You could implement Upnp protocol on your devices. It'll do what you ask for and more. Using a tested protocol is better than creating a new one.


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