Determining LAN IP

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Aug 26 22:50:12 EDT 2010


Monte,

Never tried broadcasting TCP but broadcasting UDP should work. You could
fire some UDP packets as a kind of "ping", your client would then gather the
IP from that.

:D

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 9:42 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at sweattechnologies.com
> wrote:

> > For example, if my Rev built-in server listen at port 9876, I can make
> the
> > iPhone app find it's own ip and then go for x.x.x.1 til x.x.x.254 trying
> to
> > connect on port 9876, no manual ip thing needed but could be provided if
> > automatic lookup failed.
>
> Hmm.... I never thought of that. What about using 255.255.255.255 to
> broadcast to find the server? Anyone done this before? One issue is it's
> possible that there could be more than one sync server on the LAN although
> we could respond with some details so the user could choose.
>
> Cheers
>
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