Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#791 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Sugar is not collaborating locally on a wired network

Reported by: CarolineM Owned by: tomeu
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Unconfirmed

Description

I have two computers both booted to Sugar on my home network.
If I take out the Jabber server name in My Settings I expect them to disconnect from the Jabber server but see each other.

Actual Results: Neither computer see's anyone else in the neighborhood.

Change History (5)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

Ok I just tested where two computers were connected to the same physical netgear hub. They do see each other.

Should it work over any arbitrary local network? What will cause it to work or not work. Having collaboration just work in a computer lab would be sweet.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 12 years ago by tomeu

Replying to CarolineM:

Ok I just tested where two computers were connected to the same physical netgear hub. They do see each other.

Should it work over any arbitrary local network? What will cause it to work or not work. Having collaboration just work in a computer lab would be sweet.

Seems to need being in the same segment of a LAN:

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

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

Please check what I wrote here: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Collaboration#School.2FCamp_IT_person_or_accidental_techie

So is there hope for having it work over the entire LAN? What would have to change and what would the implications be?

Thanks!

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 12 years ago by tomeu

Replying to CarolineM:

Please check what I wrote here: http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Collaboration#School.2FCamp_IT_person_or_accidental_techie

So is there hope for having it work over the entire LAN? What would have to change and what would the implications be?

Don't think there's much hope. Perhaps we can inspire on Apple about how best to communicate this, Bonjour is based on the same technology as Salut:

http://www.apple.com/support/bonjour/
http://www.apple.com/sg/macosx/features/bonjour/

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by CarolineM

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

I dont; think this is something to be worked on right now. Its more of a long term wish. I'm closing for now.

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