2.3.4. Discovery Server WAN Participant

This type of Participant refers to a Discovery Server DomainParticipant that communicates with other Discovery Server WAN Participants in different networks. This Participant will work as bridge for every Participant working locally in the LAN and any other LAN that has a DDS Router with an active Discovery Server WAN Participant.


Do not try to communicate a Discovery Server WAN Participant with any other kind of Participant that is not of type Discovery Server WAN Participant. Use case

Use this Participant to communicate an internal DDS network with other LANs through a WAN communication. Each of the networks to be connected require a running DDS Router, and the messages will be relay from one to another depending on the topics filtered by each of them. Kind aliases

  • wan-discovery-server

  • wan-ds Configuration

The WAN Discovery Server Participant allows users to configure the standard attributes of a Discovery Server.


The network addresses set in listening-addresses and connection-addresses use UDP transport by default if the transport is not specified in the address configuration. WAN Configuration

Refer to section WAN Configuration for a detailed explanation on how to correctly configure the DDS Router for WAN communication. Configuration Example

Configure a WAN Discovery Server with GuidPrefix id 2 (01.0f. It listens for clients in public IP in port 11600 in TCP. It connects with a remote WAN Participant in IPv6 address 2001:4860:4860::8888 and port 11666 which Discovery Server GuidPrefix is 01.0f. using UDP transport.

- name: wan_participant                       # Participant Name = wan_participant

  kind: wan-discovery-server

    id: 2                                     # GuidPrefix = 01.0f.

  listening-addresses:                        # WAN Discovery Server Listening Addresses
    - ip:                            # Use UDP by default
      port: 11600

  connection-addresses:                       # Another WAN Participant Listening Addresses
    - discovery-server-guid:
        id: 4                                 # External Discovery Server id => GuidPrefix = 01.0f.
        - ip: 2001:4860:4860::8888
          port: 11666
          transport: udp                      # Use UDP transport