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Is there a public ROS matster available?

asked 2013-02-06 06:15:21 -0500

zhenli gravatar image

updated 2013-02-06 10:39:13 -0500

Eric Perko gravatar image

Dear All, Since in our lab, we can not communicate with socket between two computer, is there a public ROS master available? Thus we can use two or more computer in my lab to connect this public ros MASTER,then to communicate with ros message or service. export ROS_MASTER_URI=http://pulbic:11311 Best regards. Zhenli

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answered 2013-02-06 06:24:42 -0500

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As far as I know: No.

It wouldn't also be quite usable, because when everyone uses the same public master, you will have a lot of conflicts.

In addition it will also not solve your problem. The ROS master doesn't route anything. It just provides a central lookup, so nodes/topics/services can find themselves. The connections are made directly between nodes and do not go over the master.

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