This hook is intended to initiate a new node joining the network of
peers. We could in theory also omit the in-scope test and use a normal
broadcast to join. Using a different channal however provides a basic
level of security. A possibe implementation is below. The first fragment
is a hook added to the server, the second is a predicate added to a
client and the last initiates the request in the client. The excanged
join(X)) can be used to exchange a welcome handshake.
:- multifile udp_broadcast:udp_unicast_join_hook/3. udp_broadcast:udp_unicast_join_hook(Scope, From, join(welcome)) :- udp_peer_add(Scope, From),
join_request(Scope, Address, Reply) :- udp_peer_add(Scope, Address), broadcast_request(udp(Scope, join(X))).
?- join_request(myscope, "184.108.40.206":10001, Reply). Reply = welcome.