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iPhones, Linux and Service Discovery

Posted 05-14-2017 at 12:25 PM by Rod3775

Service Discovery

Service discovery refers to the process of getting additional information about resources in a distributed (e.g. networked) system. iPhones are particularly dependent on service discovery. This blog concerns the process of discovering services (specifically remote printer sevices) and IP addresses (e.g name service) and the various ways this can be done.

<Short digression>:

IP network messages can be sent in one of three ways,...
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Intel DP67BG motherboard issues, pt 2

Posted 03-05-2012 at 07:23 PM by Rod3775

The wireless dongle that comes with the DP67BG has the USB ids for an MSI 3070. It contains a Ralink 2870 chip, which is not really very documented. Slackware64 comes with dueling drivers for it. Loading both is a bad idea. The ra2870sta driver needs to be blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. The ra2x00/ra2860 set of modules (4 in all) will be loaded. Needless to say, you need to go to the modular kernel to make all this work!

At this writing, there are problems keeping...
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