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Rendezvous Network traffic
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tmikkelsen
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Sep 1, 2002, 02:06 PM
 
Does anyone know how much network traffic Rendezvous creates? Compared to say SLP? I know that it's minimal on a network of just a few computers, but what about a network with over 100? Just wondering if I should turn it off and use SLP instead.

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Sep 1, 2002, 03:02 PM
 
Originally posted by tmikkelsen:
Does anyone know how much network traffic Rendezvous creates? Compared to say SLP? I know that it's minimal on a network of just a few computers, but what about a network with over 100? Just wondering if I should turn it off and use SLP instead.

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Rendezvous should be no worse than SLP. I don't believe either is a "chatty" protocol. Service lookup is done on an "as needed" basis, not as a broadcast every 30 seconds like AT.
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Sep 1, 2002, 03:03 PM
 
Not much. I don't know the details, but afaik it uses DNS multicast packages to produce very little traffic.
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AppleTalk Phase II also only broadcasts when needed.

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