node-red-node-discovery

    0.0.23 • Public • Published

    node-red-node-discovery

    A Node-RED node that uses Bonjour / Avahi to discover local network services such as iTunes libraries, printers, etc.

    It also supports announcing new services.

    Prerequisites

    please read the install instructions for the underlying npm.

    For Debian / Ubuntu this requires installing

        sudo apt-get install libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev libudev-dev
    

    Install

    Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically ~/.node-red

        npm i node-red-node-discovery
    

    Usage

    Discovery

    Uses an implementation of mdns to provide a Bonjour / Avahi service discovery capability.

    msg.payload contains the service object on both arrival and leaving.

    msg.payload.state contains boolean true or false depending if the service has arrived (true) or gone away (false)..

    Within the msg.payload object the most interesting things are:

    • msg.payload.name
    • msg.payload.interface
    • msg.payload.port
    • msg.payload.addresses
    • msg.payload.txtRecord

    For a full list of official service types see [this list](http://www.dns-sd.org/ServiceTypes.html" target="_new).

    Announce

    Provides a Bonjour / Avahi / Zeroconf announcement node.

    If msg.payload is false - the announcement is stopped. Any other value starts the announcement process.

    The announcement can be customised by the msg if not configured in the edit panel.

    • msg.service - For a full list of official service types see this list.
    • msg.port - the tcp or udp port to use.
    • msg.name - the short description name of the service. If you use %h in the name, it will be replaced by the machine hostname.
    • msg.txtRecord - a set of comma separated name:value pairs

    Note:

    When Node-RED starts you will get a big WARNING message about the Bonjour Compatibility layer... this is just a warning so don't worry.

    Install

    npm i node-red-node-discovery

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    Version

    0.0.23

    License

    Apache-2.0

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