I’m trying to design a system where multiple clients (PC’s on a LAN) need to communicate with a wisej web app on a server PC (on same LAN).
However, I’m uncertain as to how the clients & server will keep track of eachother when there is a high possibility that the IP addresses may change from time to time.
This must be a common issue most of you have dealt with and would appreciate some pointers on how to go about solving it.
Can I avoid using IP addresses altogether, and somehow use names or domains?
The server will likely be a self-hosted wisej app. as opposed to using IIS.
Yes, after months of worrying about this it’s not actually a problem at all.
Being a hardened desktop developer & taking the plunge into the unknown world of web dev for the first time – I’ve been over thinking all possible issues.
Not a bad thing I suppose but it’s kept me awake at night a few times, lol
this highly depends on your network infrastructure. If you have a decent DHCP server you can assign fixed IP addresses based on the clients/servers MAC address.
Otherwise you could also think of sending out a test request on a certain range of IP-addresses and see which respond.
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