mDNS (Multicast DNS) is a way of using familiar DNS programming interfaces, packet formats and operating, in a small network where no conventional DNS server has been installed.

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DNS for home network with dnsmask: doesn't change IPs

I've got a home network: three hosts on OS X and printer. All the devices are wireless and connected into a network via Actiontech T1200H router which is also provides internet. One computer(MacPro) ...
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Repeating mDNS/Bonjour requests from eth0 through a tunnel (tun0)

To start off, I am quite new at both networking and Unix/Ubuntu/Linux distros. Just a warning, for any setup/code may look a bit ugly. Basically, my end goal is to successfully AirPlay Mirror to a ...
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multicast dns \ service discovery through router

I am using Apple's mDNSResponder. It works in single network. Is there a way to make it work even if there is router between computer that browses for services and computer that is service provider? ...
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Getting Chromecast to work across subnets

I know Google says its not supported. Has anyone got a Chromecast to talk to a client on a different subnet? I have an OpenWRT router connected to my internet providers router (parent router). The ...
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How can I get mDNS device names on my network?

I would like to be able to get device names on my network given an ip address. I have been using nbtscan for NBNS names and I have been trying to use both 'avahi-resolve-address' and 'dig -x ip_addr ...
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raspberrypi.local not accessible on the network

I used to be able to access my Raspberry Pi on the network using raspberrypi.local (raspberrypi being the hostname of the Pi). The Pi is connected with a WLAN usb dongle to my Apple TimeCapsule I ...
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Configuring unbound to resolve resolve on mdns

I am trying to set up my own home DNS server, partly to allow computers without avahi/Bonjour to resolve .local addresses. (e. g. unrooted Androids) I am trying to use unbound for this. Since I know ...
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avahi set hostname but arp -a only displays IP

I've set my /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname on my Debian system. I also have the Avahi daemon installed and running. From my mac I run arp -a and this lists all the IP's but where the ...
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DNS-SD registration of “printer_queue1” failed with -65548

I'm using Linux [ RHEL 5] , our team manages printing via this server , the printing uses CUPS 1.3.7 . We experienced very reliable printing for more than a year and a half , but since last 2 weeks ...
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What hosts does multicast DNS send to?

mDNS (multicast DNS) queries are sent to 224.0.0.251:5353. While this is a multicast address, don't all hosts on the network segment have to receive this traffic in order to have the correct DNS ...
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Why do some WiFi routers block multicast packets going from wired to wireless?

I have worked with dozens of consumer grade WiFi routers, and they have been really hit-or-miss with this, though it seems to be getting better. Example of issue: A device that can be discovered ...
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How do I register my local server as a (“.”) (“dot”) local address?

I have searched the internet thoroughly and can't seem to find information on setting up a .local address on my network. I have a server with an ip address, how do I assign that ip address to a .local ...
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How to enable mDNS on Windows (7) [duplicate]

What do I need to get multi-cast DNS on Windows (7) including the Windows box announcing its name in the .local domain? I am not so much interested in the service discovery part. It would be nice ...
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Bonjour/DNS Service Discovery queries

I'm trying to implement dns service discovery in my application (no, I'm not asking for a programmatic answer). What I believe is one of my big pain points is generating the query. I know I need to ...
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Host name record is removed when announcing with avahi

I am trying to announce a ssh service from my raspberry pi running raspian a Debian squeeze variant. It is using avahi-daemon version 0.6.31. However after a certain time, I cannot find my raspberry ...
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Is there a way to get NFS to refresh its reverse lookup without restarting it?

NFS server for some reason doesn't seem to acknowledge that avahi/mdns will resolve an ip address unless NFS is restarted after avahi is already running. I have my exports specified by hostname ...
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Adding net auto-discovery to legacy printer

I have a HP 2300dtn laser printer (PCL/PS) connected directly to the network and I would like to add "airprint" capability to it so that client computers can find it automatically. The printer claims ...
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ipv4 zeroconf dnssd ip adresses after reboot

If you have a network and some devices with valid ips configured by either ipv4 local link, apipa, dnssd or zeroconf if you do reboot one of them. Does the rebooted device get the same ip as before ...
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How do you get the “Bonjour Service Name” from a single device?

I have two types of device that I want to machine over Ethernet to a host. I want to know which of those two device types is connected. Both devices use Avahi/Bonjour and have what they call a ...
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PC version of Google Chrome doesn't recognize “.local” domain name

With Bonjour installed in PC, I can access my server in Mac with ".local". For example, I can access my mac with the name "prosseek.local". The problem is that in Chrome for PC, it doesn't recognize ...
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Advertise multiple 'Bonjour' hostnames for the local computer on Snow Leopard

I am developing an in-house solution for which I need to register a couple of additional bonjour hostnames for the local machine besides the one assigned through the 'sharing' System Preferences pane. ...
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How do you get OS X 10.5+ to resolve all .local DNS lookups using mDNS?

OS X 10.5+ has some slightly odd resolver configuration to work around broken networks. It's described here. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3473 The problem I'm having is that our network doesn't ...
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Computers can't find each other on LAN with Avahi

I have two computers plugged into a Comcast router. One is running Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop, the other, Ubuntu 10.10 Server. Both have Avahi installed and running. However, when I run avahi-browse, each ...
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Why can't I access my samba share via mDNS (bonjour)

I bought a cute little NAS box (MyBookWorld) that runs a samba server. It's also got a mDNS server on it, and I've got bonjour installed on my windows box, so i can say ping orm.local and it looks ...
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removing the .local in local network name serving

I have several local machines; I use a OSX 10.6 machine to do most of the serving. Annoyingly, it postfixes its network name with .local. How would I set up a system so that I could access it by its ...
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Wireless router that supports Bonjour between wire- and wireless- connected machines

At home I have an ADSL modem that I use also as router. For the record, it is a DavoLink DV-2020 provided by Tele2 in the Netherlands. It turns out that if a computer is connected with a cable to the ...