Re: Adding Passim as a Fedora 40 feature?

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On Fri, Aug 25, 2023 at 12:43 PM Richard Hughes <hughsient@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was thinking of adding Passim as a default-installed and
> default-enabled dep of fwupd in the Fedora 40 release. Before I create
> lots of unnecessary drama, is there any early feedback on what's
> described in
> please.
> The tl;dr: is I want to add a mDNS server that reshares the public
> firmware update metadata from the LVFS on your LAN. The idea is that
> rather than 25 users in an office downloading the same ~2MB file from
> the CDN every day, the first downloads from the CDN and the other 24
> download from the first machine. All machines still download the
> [tiny] jcat file from the CDN still so we know the SHA256 to search
> for and verify.
> The backstory is that as the fwupd grows and grows (to ChromeOS,
> FreeBSD, Windows and macOS) we need to scale things up a couple of
> orders of magnitude. This isn't specific to firmware stuff, although I
> think it makes a great testcase which we could add dnf or ostree
> content to in the future. Comments and questions are most welcome.
> Thanks,

Is this something where you could enable it on one specific device and
have a systemd time to pull the metadata and it advertises it to the
network so you can designate a single device to run the service?
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