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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A distributed network of custom devices, using something like zeroconf or avahi? Automatic service discovery?

I understand that zeroconf and avahi help machines discover things like printers. I am putting together some Linux-based embedded temperature sensors in an office building. I need to discover when a ...