Push notifications on the desktop?

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Wed Jun 6 17:45:14 EDT 2012


If you control the clients (and how they connect to the database), then 
it's trivial
(think of it as a chat application :-)

  - have each client register with an  "update server"
  - when a client changes something, it tells the "update server"
  - the update server then notifies each client

If you don't have that control, then your best chance is :
   - for local subnet - broadcast to *.*.*.255 as Mark S. suggested.
       NB this is currently problematic on Mac, but seems to work fine 
on Windows
            (sorry, don't know about Linux)
  - for general internet - just hope that you control the clients :-)

-- Alex.


On 06/06/2012 22:21, Malte Brill wrote:
> Hi all,
>
>
> I have a system that connects multiple clients to a database. I would like all clients to receive a push notification if one of them alters stuff in the DB. Anyone got an idea how to implement this? (I do have a LC server license, so I could use that if necessary)
>
> Any pointers / ideas much appreciated!
>
> Malte
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