Questions tagged [zeroconf]

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

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Why is mDNS name look-up slow on Windows?

I have the Apple Printer Services for Windows installed on a Windows 7 PC, which adds mDNS (aka Bonjour) name look-up support. So I can access computers on the .local domain, eg craig.local.. However, ...
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Using a zeroconf address causes ssh to crash once a minute

When I ssh into an ubuntu server (myserver.local) on my local network from my macbook the ssh connection will freeze around the :45 second mark of every minute. It doesn't matter if the connection is ...
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Mac IP4 forwarding for Zero Tier

I used to have a VPN using mac server which I have not needed for a whilst. I came to reinstate it the other day only to find that it is no longer supported on OSX server. I stumbled across Zero ...
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How to enable the rebroadcasting of bonjour packets coming from a device connected to a Mac's ethernet while sharing wifi onto the wifi segment?

The following is my current setup: Apple MacBook Pro (MBP) with macOS 10.14.4 with internet sharing from wifi to ethernet enabled as well as synergy pro running in server mode as a network-enabled ...
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Multicast name resolution in the latest Win10

Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.590) I haven't found any working solution for the multicast name resolution issue in Win10. I cannot imagine, that everybody started to set-up an own Domain Name Server ...
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LLMNR and Bonjour (multiple Zeroconf in one machine)

This an issue I am trying for a while to get an answer to. I have already posted on the official forums of Microsoft and Apple and got no real, clear answer. I have a Windows Server 2019 test machine ...
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Windows-7 cannot resolve a Samba share via the .local domain name (but can resolve for TCP/IP)

I have a Linux Samba server and a Windows-7 computer running on a local network. I installed Avahi on the server and Apple's Bonjour (version 2) on the Windows computer. The Windows computer can ...
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Debugging name resolution with Windows and APIPA

For lab equipment I use default settings everywhere and they use IP auto configuration (APIPA aka zeroconf I think); I've put them on a private switch. I was always able to to address them via their ...
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Cannot ping (or otherwise connect to) specific .local domain from Windows 10

I cannot ping my raspberry pi3 (mypi.local) from Windows or WSL, however I can ping my NAS (freenas.local) or laptop (Shuttle.local) just fine. Pinging the Pi works fine from my Linux laptop, it is ...
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Configuring avahi on raspberry pi

I am trying to configure avahi-daemon on my raspberry pi to broadcast the service I just programmed, which needs to be discoverable automatically. It sorta works, but not quite, and I cannot figure ...
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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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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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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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Retrieving Bonjour (Zeroconf/mDNS) name from IP address

It seems that this is the best way to get the Bonjour name from an IP address: $ dig -x 192.168.214.108 @224.0.0.251 -p 5353 ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> -x 192.168.214.108 @224....
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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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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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Internet version of zeroconf [closed]

How practical would it be for, say, an ISP's provider to develop a Bonjour-like protocol for the Internet? I can think of a few uses for this technology: A businessperson who needs something printed ...
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Ping not working between two devices when going trough a switch with nothing else connected

(Apologies in advance if this is misplaced here. I'm trying to integrate a NAS into my network and have multiple problems. This is one of several questions that I'm planning to ask about this here.) ...
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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 so,...
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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 hostname ...
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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 for ...
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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 Netgear'...
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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 ...