eProsima Discovery Server Documentation

The Current DDS-RTPS standard in its section 8.5 specifies a non-centralized, distributed simple discovery mechanism
for RTPS. This mechanism was devised to allow interoperability among independent vendor-specific implementations
but is not expected to be optimal in every environment.

There are several scenarios were the simple discovery mechanism is unsuitable or plainly cannot be applied:

  • a high number of endpoint entities are continuously entering and exiting a large network.
  • a network without multicasting capabilities.

In order to cope with the above issues, the Fast-RTPS discovery mechanism was extended with a client-server functionality. Besides, to simplify the management and testing of this new functionality this discovery-server application was devised.

This documentation is organized into the following sections:

Release Notes