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Open-source implementation of Multicast DNS for Zeronconf networking, similar to Apple's Bonjour.

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How to configure an IPP-driverless printer with static IP address in CUPS?

I've recently bought a new network printer and it supports driverless printing over IPP. It works out of the box on Ubuntu 20.04 using CUPS with cups-browsed configured like this: ...
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Avahi gtk style provider error/ avahi-daemon won't start

So, just got a Raspberry Pi, and I'm trying to connect to it via mDNS. However, when trying to start avahi-daemon on my WSL2 kali-linux distribution sudo service avahi-daemon start I get Starting ...
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avahi-daemon needs restarting every to minutes

I'm trying to setting up mDNS between two Raspberries in my LAN. As written in many other question, I configured /etc/nsswitch.conf with mdns4_minimal, launched avahi-daemon on both the computers and ...
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Avahi detection for NFS/Samba and avahi-browse

I'm currently experimenting with auto-detection of shares in my home network. My WiFi/broadband router features a small NAS storage which is mounted via Samba. My Ubuntu PC detects this NAS right away ...
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dnsmasq for looking up `.local` domains on the clients that don't support mDNS

mDNS (e.g. avahi, bonjour) allows a machine to advertise itself as machine-name.local on its LAN, and allows clients to look it up by that domain name instead of by IP. Most platforms support mDNS out ...
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Avahi service unable to be resolved using avahi-browse

On a Ubuntu 20.04 machine, I've created an Avahi service file that looks like this: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd"> <...
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avahi-resolve-host-name works but ping, nslookup fail inside docker container

For context: Docker container is run with network=host and the dbus and docker socket mounted: docker run --privileged --rm -v /dev:/dev --network host -v /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket:/var/run/...
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Browse only “UNIX Printer” with avahi-browse

I'm running Debian Buster with avahi-daemon and avahi-utils (for avahi-browse) installed. Now I simply want to browse only for UNIX Printer on my home network. If I browse for all services I find my ...
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Broadcast mDNS for another device

I have a custom/experimental device (D) on my home LAN with a static IP running an HTTP server. For reasons that are not important to this question, (D) cannot run mDNS. I have another full-fledged ...
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Multiple hostnames on the same Raspberry PI

I haven't been able to find any definitive solution to this. I'm combining several of my machines onto a single one, but would like to use aliases for the hostnames, on my local network. The Pi has ...
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Solution for a temporary direct ethernet cable connection between Linux home server and Windows laptop

What is the best solution for a temporary direct ethernet cable connection between Linux home server and Windows laptop. Let's assume the that the Linux home server is headless, and is normally ...
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mDNS not working for Raspberry Pi Zero W

So, I've just got a Raspberry Pi Zero W and installed Raspbian Stretch Lite (headless Debian Stretch). I was able to configure WiFi in headless mode and the Raspberry connected to my home WiFi network....
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Wired and wireless mDNS/Avahi discovery (Google Home/Chromecasts)

My network looks like this: [ pfSense Router ] - [ TP-SG3210 Switch ] - [ Netgear R7800 running OpenWrt ] The R7800 is running as an AP. No VLANs. Wired: nVidia Shield TV Ubuntu Server Wireless: ...
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avahi mdns not working on all systems

I have three systems running Fedora, named: dragon, wyvern and griffin. I am seeing strange mdns behaviour: From dragon, I can ping and ssh to all of dragon.local, wyvern.local and griffin.local ...
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Definition of “workstation” in Avahi Discovery

When I used the Avahi Zeroconf Browser tool on my Lubuntu 16.04 machine, it lists only one of the machines on the LAN as a "Workstation". What's the criteria for listing a LAN computer as a "...
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Multiple Docker containers with Avahi daemons

I'm trying to set up a smart-home Raspberry Pi using Docker to isolate every element of the system. However, two of those Dockers use Avahi to broadcast themselves in the home network - one contains ...
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How do I cross compile the avahi-client and avahi-common libraries?

I have developed a C application that uses the avahi-client and avahi-common libraries. I need to crosscompile these libraries, so I downloaded the source code to do that, but I am not able to find ...
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Get static IP to be alias for avahi-resolved dynamic IP - for sane scanner

Sorry if this has already been asked in some other way, I couldn't find out, and have had pretty terrible experiences trying to figure out how to properly use avahi. I have avahi working properly, ...
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Linux auto-generate UID and GID and cause a conflict

I have an user named "myUser" and UID-GID of myUser is "170". This number is GID of another user named "avahi-autoipd" at the same time. I try seperate this 2 users with usermod and groupmod commands. ...
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Avahi - Chromebook: could not resolve hostname

I have a raspberry pi (raspbian jessie) with ssh & vnc services registered in avahi. I can see both services in my client (chromebook) chronos@localhost ~ $ avahi-browse -arl + mlan0 IPv4 ...
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Avahi resolving link-local IPv6 addresses for services/devices on other subnets

Why is Avahi doing this, and how can I prevent it? Why is this only happening for v6 and not for v4? The service that I'm trying to access (apt_proxy) is definitively routable using the traditional ...
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Avahi seems to stop publishing/refreshing services after a while

Firstable, I looked up to several Q/A, i can ensure that the following points are fullfiled: IGMP snooping isn't filtered by switch/router. Bonjour services (mDNSResponder.exe) is granted and allowed ...
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How to configure avahi in VirtuabBox NAT

I have a VBox Linux guest in NAT networking mode. Both host (also a Linux system) and guest have the avahi-daemon service running. Is there a way to configure the service in the guest so that it does ...
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cannot ping link-local address from other subnet when defaut gateway route is seted

i have a problem with my route table i dont know why it doesnt work. I have two test cases, i did draw a network map for each case. currently i cant resolv the goal. testcase-1 network map ...
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App to search for zeroconf devices

I have some equipment running Linux on a SOC which connects to my mini network using avahi zeroconf. I know it's zeroconf 'name' by scanning in Safari for windows (which doesn't fully work any more ...
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Unable to browse a service with dns-sd

I have cross compiled and install mdns responder on to my target machine which runs on Linux. I have tried to register a service with the following command: dns-sd -R "My Test" _printer._tcp. . 515 ...
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Installing mDNS resolver in Bash on Windows Subsystem for Linux

I am trying to connect to a PC over mDNS from a Bash script running on Windows. While I am able to ping the PC through its mDNS .local address in CMD, doing the same in an Ubuntu/Bash window fails due ...
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How do I use mDNS for ssh -6?

Hello I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Laptop A lot of Raspberry-Pi Model 2 with WLAN The complete setup is based on 802.11 WLAN AD-HOC mode. None of the Pis nor the Laptop uses any ...
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Accessing port 80 using hostname.local from outside guest

I have a ubuntu server running inside VM. The hostname is ubuntu. I am able to ping "ubuntu.local" from the host and also from other computers in the same network. However, when I try to browse to ...
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Bonjour dns-sd and Avahi service visibility

I have avahi-daemon running on my BeagleBone Black machine (Debian Jessie). It is in the same network as my PC, but I wonder why when I register service with avahi-publish on my BBB, I cannot see it ...
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Avahi rejects cups print jobs after system upgrade

I recently upgraded my system from RHEL 6.5 to 7.2. A previously working network printer stopped working. The printer is configured as before with the same driver and options. Trying to print a simple ...
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avahi-daemon enabled but cannot resolve DNS

I have changed the hostname in avahi-daemon.conf file in /etc/avahi so as that the host-name=osmc and it's uncommented. When I do a sudo systemctl status avahi-daemon -l I get the following; ● avahi-...
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Ubuntu Network Interfaces Configuration: 2 Network Cards

Sorry for broad and ambiguous title. The case is: I have 2 Network Cards, eth0 and eth1. OS: Ubuntu: 14.04. eth0 is configured with static address: 10.1.1.1 and provides WIFI, DHCP and DNS services ...
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Linux - avahi-daemon: Failed to find user 'avahi'

I am experiencing issues running avahi-daemon 0.6.31. I also unistalled and reinstalled again but I always have errors on boot: Jan 14 12:13:27 avahi-daemon[1773]: Failed to find user 'avahi'. Jan ...
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How can I broadcast Avahi services between Vagrant (VirtualBox) VMs?

I've got a project with a Vagrantfile which takes a while downloading all its Debian packages. I figured an easy way to speed up initial provisioning would be to make another Vagrant-based project ...
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How to turn off zeroconf in Ubuntu?

There's this thing called zeroconf and I have zero need for it in my computer. How do I disable it in Ubuntu?
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Hosts on same LAN can't see each other's services with avahi-browse

Edit: I ended up using another way of sending an audio stream across the network to a remote Raspberry Pi with Pulseaudio - one that does not involve Avahi... So I lost interest in this question - don'...
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How can I do name resolution on Mavericks?

I would like to map a IP addresses in my local network to a name of my choice. The network is being used by others, this name should only be available when used by my machine. I have been looking for ...
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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 hostname ...
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I switched to comodo DNS and I get a .local domain prompt

I switched to Comodo DNS today because Norton DNS seems to be completely shut off and the website has not been accessible in days. Comodo DNS works fine but every time I log into my computer it says ...
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Cannot ping .local machines on one computer

I have the following three computers connected to my home network: a Mac Mini running Lubuntu 13.10 (macmini) a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian 7 (raspberrypi) a Compaq Mini running Lubuntu 12.04 (...
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Avahi quits working after a few minutes on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

As I mentioned in another post, I've set up a portsjail on FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) with CUPS and avahi. I'm trying to set up AirPrint support. I've gotten to the point that a Mac can see the avahi ...
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mDNS/ZeroConf/Avahi and Multiple IP Addresses for the Same Host

I'm setting up a media server at home with an old PowerMac that I found rotting in some cellar (great computer by the way, I don't understand why they wanted to throw it away) and I installed Debian ...
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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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ssh to avahi announced host failing due to 'unknown host' even if it's discovered

I have a raspberry announcing it's hostname with avahi-daemon for several services. However, even if I receive this at PCs over my network I cannot ssh it. $ avahi-browse -at | grep -i ssh + wlp3s0 ...
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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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Getting avahi to automatically publish CUPS printers

I know I can manually add a .service file for each printer I have. But I would like to have them published automatically. But from what I've read, it is also possible to get CUPS to inform avahi ...
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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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pdftoraster missing from ghostscript-cups package on fedora 17?

Attempting to get AirPrint running on an old laser network printer (so my kid can print from his iOS device) with avahi-daemon, cups and this python script. I've followed the instructions as per this ...
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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 ...