i am on windows and i want to write a tool in .NET that gives IP´s (with zeroconf) to embedded devices in a network.
I am familiar with programming but new to zeroconf, networking.
So i wondered, does a daemon need to run on every embedded device to be detected? The devices have no windows or linux, the BS is a Bios and a Firmware in C (dhcp is supported) Or can i just run a host with the ZeroConf tool that detects the devices connected?
Also i wonder if theres a full implementation for windows, i ve seen lots of service publishing and discovery but i guess i dont need that, i only want to assign ip addresses.
After all, i tried out some tutorials for discovering services (but i guess i don´t need that for ip assign?) from Mono.Zeroconf and Codeplex Bonjour, but got starting problems with them. (Necessary daemon may not be running) Also i tried out a .NET Wrapper for zeroconf but also failed to get started with it.
Can you give me some help with Zeroconf on windows?