[Interest] Simple device discovery using UDP

Michael Jackson mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
Tue Oct 2 17:19:07 CEST 2018

What you want is this:


Don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to. MIT licensed. No relation to the project at all.

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´╗┐On 10/2/18, 9:43 AM, "Interest on behalf of Jason H" <interest-bounces+mike.jackson=bluequartz.net at qt-project.org on behalf of jhihn at gmx.com> wrote:

    I have an app (Desktop) that I want it to know about other running instances on the local network. I figured UDP broadcast was a natural choice. I tried it, but I never saw anything but my own (local) packets. There's quite a few stackoverflow questions, but none used Qt. I'm wondering if it's a wifi/router thing?
    The hosts are on the same WiFi SSID and address space: host1 host2
    Both are on my desk. 
    HostInfoService::HostInfoService(...) {
    	udpSocket4.bind(QHostAddress::Any, 13999, QUdpSocket::ShareAddress);
    	connect(&udpSocket4, SIGNAL(readyRead()), this, SLOT(readPendingDatagrams()));
    void HostInfoService::readPendingDatagrams()
    	for (auto udpSocket: {&udpSocket4 } ) { //, &udpSocket6}) {
    		while (udpSocket->hasPendingDatagrams()) {
    			QNetworkDatagram datagram = udpSocket->receiveDatagram();
    			QString host = QString(datagram.data().constData());
    			messages[host] = datagram.senderAddress();
    			qDebug() << Q_FUNC_INFO << host << datagram.senderAddress().toString();
    I also tried on an IPv6 socket, no joy.
    Has anyone else done something like this?
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