A set of technologies created for the purpose of makings LANs "just work". Consists of mDNS, DNS-SD, and IPv4LL.

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SoftAP to AP connection

With the proliferation of connected devices, thanks to IoT and IoE, I see many devices supporting the concept of SoftAP. WeMo devices, being a case in point, which work by advertising a SoftAP like ...
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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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Zeroconf not working on Windows XP VM on Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am setting up "Easy Home File Sharing with FTP and Zerconf" on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 (amd64) When I installed avahi, there was no package called service-discovery-applet available for Ubuntu GNOME ...
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Pano Logic virtualization with WINDOWS 7, VMWare VIEW doesn't start (worked with XP)

Our Pano Logic virtualization with Windows 7 (using VMWare View) doesn't start. The Pano system can't seem to make a connection. However, it worked with Windows XP before. Domain: check DHCP: check ...
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Apipa/dhcp table

I had been working with a friend's router and came across a curiousoity Google can't answer. On an arris mta with router combo, it appears that the dhcp is recognizing a 169.254 address. From what I ...
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Add “.local” to all devices on LAN

The Apple devices on my LAN can be reached by xxxx.local. What feature or protocol provides this service? Is this bonjour? Can the domain-name service on my modem/router (Actiontec C1000A) be ...
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Resolving Zeroconf hostnames on Windows 7 between Virtualbox machines

I have the following setup of VirtualBox machines on a Mac OSX host: several Ubuntu servers, each running a web server and Avahi, these are set up to use "host-only" networking one Windows 7 box ...
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How do I gracefully fall back to AutoIP when there is no DHCP service available?

I am developing an embedded device based on Linux and Busybox, and trying to make it adaptable to different network configurations. I want to: 1- At boot time, if there is no DHCP reply, use an ...
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How to give same hostname to multiple devices in a zeroconf network?

How to give same hostname to multiple devices in a zeroconf network , Is it even possible ? Is it even locally possible to create aliases of the same name lets say project.local on one machine to its ...
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Most reliable IP resolution in unknown LANs

I have to configure some machines that will be attached to some network of unknown properties. Maybe some Ethernet, some wireless. What configuration will provide the best propability it will work ...
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Set up Linux box as WAP for MyBookLive?

I inherited an old Linux box as well as a MyBookLive and would like to make the MyBookLive available over my wireless, essentially using the Linux box as a gateway. I just wiped the Linux box (home) ...
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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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How can I resolve .local addresses in Windows?

I've got some Linux servers on my home network that I access via "hostname.local", however when using a Windows machine they can't seem to resolve this unless I go via IP address. How do I make it so ...
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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 can I access a VMware Fusion guest running Ubuntu via its .local (Bonjour/Zeroconf/mdns) address?

I'm running VMware Fusion on my Mac with an Ubuntu guest VM configured to use NAT for networking. I can access the VM from the host using its DHCP-assigned vmnet8 IP (172.16.90.128), but I'd like to ...
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Is Avahi needed on target devices to resolve them?

I'm working currently on a NAS management utility. NAS will have to track local computers and local IP cameras. Assuming that NAS will have Avahi set up, will it resolve everything on the network or ...
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How can I disable Windows 7's default WiFi drivers?

I recently installed a Netgear N600 WiFi adapter on my Windows 7 HP Desktop Computer. This adapter comes with its own drivers and a utility program for managing the adapter. I want to only use ...
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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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Avahi set host name with short timeout

I'm trying to create a zeroconf app which allows one machine to be "host" which takes ownership of a certain hostname. For example, machineA sets it's host name to 'testbox', and network devices can ...
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Is it possible to install Bonjour Service without the Print Services on Windows?

Apple provides this link to download and install Bonjour. After installation, it includes 2 products - the Bonjour Service itself and Bonjour Print Services. Is is possible to install only the ...
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Zeroconf and system discovery on wireless networks

I've asked this question on Ask Ubuntu regarding my system showing up by default in networks. The answer I've accepted says that as long as I'm not using avahi and samba components, I won't show up ...
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WD TV Live HD and Solaris

Since a few months I own a WD TV Live HD media player and I'm pretty satisfied with it. The performance is good and it's quite stable. But from the beginning I had issues with the CIFS implementation ...
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Can't get Zeroconf to work

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here: I have two Ubuntu 10.04 boxes, "scout.local" and "jones.local"; they're both running the avahi daemon and they can both resolve their own Zeroconf hostnames, but ...
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Wi-Fi won't automatically connect (box in Windows configuration gets unchecked)

The checkbox that says "Use windows to configure my wireless network settings" keeps getting unchecked (Wirless Network Connection - Change advanced settings - Wireless networks tab.) How do I stop ...
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What is automatic service location on the network?

I know that zeroconf does automatic service location on the local network. But what does it mean? For example there is a printer (printing is the service that it does). This printer choose randomly an ...
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How web servers can find each other in a local network?

I would like to build a local network consisting of several computers each of which is running a web server. These web-servers should communicate with each other. But the problem is that IP addresses ...
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Zeroconf SSH advertising : utility?

On my Airport Express I can set up SSH advertising for computers on my network. I have the same option with avahi on a linux server. What is the utility of doing this ?
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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 ...