How to Use our Services

9p.zone

Quickstart

The public registry is available at:

tcp!registry.9p.zone!6675

Use the following commands for mounting:

Add !registry to Plan 9 systems

To use tcp!registry.9p.zone!registry on Plan 9 systems (like on inferno) add the following line to /lib/ndb/common:

tcp=registry port=6675

Add New Services

You can post new services to the registry using standard methods. For Inferno systems check out the official documentation, since it's a standard Inferno registry. For Plan 9 systems it is possible by writing strings to the new file, like documented in the Inferno manual.

For Plan 9 systems you can use the following command to post your service:

> /mnt/registry/new {echo 'tcp!yourserver!port description ''your description'' contact you@example.com type fileserver'; while(sleep 3600);}. The while loop is used to keep the file descriptor open. When the file descriptor is closed, the service will be removed from the registry.

You can integrate this command in your system or add similar behaviour to your applications.

Promote EXTRA Services

As we are still focusing on the CORE services we currently can't support all EXTRA services!

If you want to host your services under the 9p.zone domain see the following checklist and verify that your project fits the description:

If all of these points apply to your project, contact us and we can figure out the details together. If we decide your project doesn't fit 9p.zone don't be discouraged! We try to give you details about our decision. It's very likely that we like your project and want to support you by other means.