Does something like this exist?

October 25, 2008 at 08:15:04
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Ok...here is the scenerio...

1.) One has a GUI (like itunes).

2.) Upon starting up of GUI, an automatic discovery protocol locates a bunch of different servers on a network that all run different protocols. For example, Itunes uses DAAP (itunes protocol), and bittorrent uses it's own protocol

3.) So, for example, Itunes would recognize an ITUNES server running protocol A, maybe a bittorrent server running protocol B, etc. The one GUI (Itunes in this example) can pull music from a bunch of different protocoled servers after the discovery protocol has "discovered" them.

Does something like this exist?


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#1
October 25, 2008 at 17:04:19
What exactly are you trying to accomplish, and are you stating number 2 as to what you believe or asking if that's the way things currently work?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
October 25, 2008 at 17:09:58
>> an automatic discovery protocol locates a bunch of different servers on a network <<

Is this a Local Area Network or the Internet? If is the Internet forget it. There are millions of servers on the Internet. You have to tell any software which one to look for. Any automated search would be so time consuming as to be impossible.

To understand the enormity of what you are asking learn how Google and its search bots work. It will give you an idea of the complexity of searching the Internet.


Stuart


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#3
October 25, 2008 at 18:40:58
Sorry, the numbering thing was a little confusing. I was trying to organize my thoughts.

This is for servers that are on a LAN. Not the entire network. Any ideas of any software that does this?


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#4
October 25, 2008 at 20:51:50
What would you be doing with an Itunes server or a bittorrent server on a LAN? There is no concievable reason why you should have such a thing.

Stuart


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#5
October 25, 2008 at 21:05:34
Yes there is...if your friend on one side of campus runs a server that serves media via protocol "A" and another friend on the other side of campus runs a different media server that runs protocol "B"...this one piece of software would unify the servers for a client to directly (through one GUI) access the two servers to obtain media. Something like WombatShare I suppose.

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#6
October 26, 2008 at 01:55:58
I believe the Campus Network Admin would block such an idea as you are proposing, maybe you should read the Campuses Terms of Use ????

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#7
October 26, 2008 at 03:45:44
Almost certain the Network Admin would block it.

Besides, assuming you friend does get a server, why the need for protocol discovery. There is hardly going to be multiple servers of the types you mention on the LAN.

Stuart


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#8
October 27, 2008 at 09:01:29
"Something like WombatShare I suppose.." It appears you have answered your own question.

Although, you really shouldn't try any P2P without checking the school's computer and networking security Policy.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#9
October 27, 2008 at 17:53:25
WombatShare doesn't auto discover to my knowledge. And you guys are missing the point...I'm not even in a school environment...stop acting like idiots and contradicting me and in your contradictions give me no information. That is not how you answer a question.
Don't respond if you don't know.

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#10
October 28, 2008 at 02:17:27
You are on a campus; sounds pretty much like an educational establishment to me.

The only person acting like an idiot is you leechisba. Unless you have complete control over the network, be it school, collage, university, office or factory then it is almost certain you would not be allowed to do it.

The simple answere is you wont get one for the reasons already stated. If you want to share files over a LAN there are far better ways of doing it than Itunes or BitTorrent.

Stuart


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#11
October 28, 2008 at 07:47:37
In a college/university type environment the college/university owns the network and thus have the legal right to say how their network can, and cannot, be used.

Most, if not all, colleges and universities have a clearly defined "appropriate use" policy that they make all students read and sign off on (the signature usually comes below the final sentence of "I the undersigned agree that I have read, and fully understand, the appropriate use policy contained herin"

If you're a college student and you signed such a document you had best not try to do anything that is against the policy. Getting caught doing something that is against the policy can, and likely will, lead to your expulsion (without any money back) and also leaves you liable to be charged with criminal activity.

Just for the record. If what you're trying to do is against policy, then you can count on them watching for people just like you trying to abuse their network. Which is to say, if you try, you will get caught.

If however, you're asking for someone else, if this person is a friend, be one to them and tell them to reread the college's appropriate use policy and/or call the IT department and ask them outright if they can do what they want to do. You just might save them some serious trouble.


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#12
January 19, 2009 at 11:47:02
You guys are still on the campus thing? That was an example, IM NOT EVEN ON A CAMPUS!!! Thus, like I said, if you don't know if it is possible, don't answer.

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