I have found out that at least 1 device on my network is advertising itself using a .local address. (my truenas server). Any PC or laptop on my LAN can just use servername.local to get to the truenas server.

I was wondering if there is a way to scan my LAN for all .local addresses. And if yes how to go about doing it.

  • Are you on Windows? Try maybe Angry IP Scanner.
    – harrymc
    Apr 16 at 16:15
  • Or Advanced IP Scanner (Famatech)
    – John
    Apr 16 at 16:32

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If you are on Linux you could use avahi-discover or another similar program to discover other services advertising themselves on your network under .local. Some background information: Avahi

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    +1. .local names don't actually exist in an observable form absent zero-conf/Avahi/Boniour services like mDNS. you can't really scan for them with an IP scanner, unless your devices are all using 169.254.x.y addresses. Apr 17 at 0:34

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