[Nfd-dev] Autoconfig for local WiFi network

Pedro Figueiredo pedrofigueiredoc at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 19:01:32 PDT 2016

Hi Peter,

Yes autoconfig will help you do that, you can start the
ndn-autoconfig-server application on the server (using the faceURI as
and then run ndn-autoconfig on the consumers.

This procedure will cause the consumers to search for the hub in your
network by 1st Multicast, 2nd DNS query, if any of them had success than
two prefixes are automatically created /ndn and /localhop/nfd (

We also worked for this functionality on Android at the 2nd Hackathon. The
code will be available very soon and folks can test and run also on

Hope this can help,

2016-03-24 22:37 GMT-03:00 Gusev, Peter <peter at remap.ucla.edu>:

> Hi dev team,
> Once we tested NDN over Ethernet on our local “testbed” - three laptops
> with NFD connected to the same network - after creating ethernet faces, *ndncon
> *instances running on each machine “magically” discovered each other and
> were able to communicate via chat/audio/video.
> However, I’m curious about feasibility of getting similar effect on the
> local WiFi networks (and whether autoconfig can help with that or such
> discovery should become a part of autoconfig):
> Say, I have three laptops with NFD connected to the same WiFi network with
> no Internet access. If I run autoconfig on all three laptops - will they
> “magically” discover each other and create routes? If so, which routes will
> be created?
> If no, what precludes from implementing such “local autodiscovery"?
> Thanks,
> --
> Peter Gusev
> peter at remap.ucla.edu
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*Pedro Cavalcanti Figueiredo*
Computer Engineering - UFPA (ITEC/FCT)
Laboratory of Signal Processing - LaPS
pedro.figueiredo at itec.ufpa.br | p.h.c at ieee.org
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