Questions tagged [bonjour]

Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks using industry standard IP protocols.

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Avahi found IP changes after a few seconds

I use avahi to find machines on the local network. It's been acting up recently, causing a machine to hand out the wrong IP. I ssh'd into a different machine to debug the issue. Confirming the ...
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No Bonjour even on successful OpenVPN TAP connection

I have a wireless printer/scanner on a remote network that is accessible via OpenVPN server in eth-bridge mode running on Ubuntu 20.04 host (in the same remote network as the scanner of course). IP ...
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Avahi / Zeroconf: Configure DNS-SD for external Server

I have a centralized remote printer, say "printer.company.com" with IPP and I need to publish this printer in a local network with NAT. Services for "local" services are no problem,...
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Different Avahi/ZeroConf Services for different VLANs

I couldn't find any reference in the man page for Avahi so here is my question: Is there a possiblity to configure one service (printer) for only one VLAN and another service (printer) for another ...
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mDNS - how to know a device is out of the wifi signal range

I would like to ask a question about mDNS. I am trying to create a Linux process which can discover some services (e.g. _airplay._tcp., _raop._tcp) from the other device when the device joins the ...
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How to make Bonjour (mDNS) work over OpenVPN?

I have a server running Debian 8. Recently I installed OpenVPN on it using this tutorial. Everything is working nicely. I tested on my macbook using the Tunnelblick client. Used Google to check my IP, ...
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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 don't know why it doesn't work. I have two test cases, I did draw a network map for each case. currently I can't resolv the goal. The goal: laptop-1 can ...
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Ubuntu bonjour name server

Is there a way to have my remote server talking to my mac via bonjour? Avahi and netatalk are configured and ready using afp. Tried with opnvpn without success. Also tried with the dns-sd server ...
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Repeating mDNS/Bonjour requests from eth0 through a tunnel (tun0)

To start off, I am quite new at both networking and Unix/Ubuntu/Linux distros. Just a warning, for any setup/code may look a bit ugly. Basically, my end goal is to successfully AirPlay Mirror to a ...
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Netatalk -- should every client connect through a separate account?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server running Netatalk 3.1.7. It's serving files to 3-4 other computers running a mixture of OSX Yosemite and Windows 7 (the latter connects via Samba rather than Netatalk). ...
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How to discover a Cisco switch via Bonjour on Linux

I have a simple network consisting of a Linux box (running dhcpd and avahi-daemon), a Cisco SF302-08PP switch, some Zeroconf-capable devices, and for debugging a MacBook Pro. Everything gets their ...
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Mopria and DNS-SD

With the Advent of Android 4.4 Kit Google now natively supports some form of built in printing functionality. This means that a lot of printers now support Mopria. Just like Airprint on IOS, Mopria ...
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Cannot load reverse lookup zones containing "rich-text" PTR records

Summary I am attempting to set up Wide-Area Bonjour (aka DNS-SD) using ISC Bind 9.9.5, but cannot load reverse lookup zones providing discovery of "rich-text" service domains. Background ...
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Cant see Shared Macs over PPTP VPN (OS X)

I have setup a PPTP VPN using a DD-WRT router which is functioning fine. I can ping internet to external and external to internal. I have also tested file sharing over AFP and SMB with success. My ...
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Configure Bonjour for a custom vhost on Apache on OS X 10.9

How to broadcast all my vhost ? This has been answered for Snow Leopard, sadly the configurations files pointed in this thread are not there anymore in Maverick.
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Cisco ASA IPSec VPN - service discovery (e.g. shared folder browser)

We have an ASA 5505 doing IPSec VPN for remote users. Client access is working almost as expected:clients can reach hosts on the internal LAN, even using DNS, and we are tunneling all client traffic ...
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Avahi and Zeroconf Servers found by every application, but not by Safari

I have two servers in my home network: The first one is an Arm based linux computer running on a custom Debian 3.4.43 kernel The second one is an Arduino with an ethernet shield. I installed avahi ...
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Create VirtualHosts for zeroconf http services

I have multiple node.js apps running on my computer, and things are getting pretty confusing since the only difference between accessing them is the port number. So I had the idea to use zeroconf to ...
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How to make a Cisco AP1142N speak Bonjour?

I have an autonomous Cisco access point (model AP1142N) and an Apple TV that are on the same physical and logical network. Bonjour does not work across the access point — both WiFi-to-WiFi and Wired-...
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What is Bonjour Linux IPTables Firewall Ports?

I'm trying to configure my iptables in order to allow Pidgin to use Bonjour protocol, now according to: Bonjour for Windows doesn't work due to firewall settings, I have to allow Multicast DNS / (5353/...
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How to Detect Split Horizon DNS from a Single Device

I'm building an iOS app that uses Bonjour for device discovery on the same WiFi network. It works fine on some networks, but not on others (like Starbucks or Panera). The devices see themselves, but ...
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OSX: Excessive NXDOMAIN response for dns-sd queries

I'm primarily in a OSX environment and I'm seeing a large number of NXDOMAIN responses from our internal DNS servers. The queries that trigger these responses are what I believe to be mDNS/Bonjour ...
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How can Bonjour be setup to function over a VPN connection using Mac OS X — Mountain Lion Server?

I purchased Mountain Lion Server for our office thinking that Bonjour would automatically enable any computers connected via VPN to see all computers and applications (such as Bento) running on the ...
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AirPlay over unicast DNS-SD. Anyone got it working?

We set up AirPrint using unicast DNS-SD on our campus about a year ago and it turned out to be a big success, so we're looking at trying to get AirPlay working so our faculty and students can ...
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Protocol (or service publish/discovery) to detect devices in network

we connect some embedded devices in a network. What i am looking for now, is a way to find the devices IP and identify them. We work with Windows PC´s and i am about to write a C# tool that should do ...
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Wake on Demand for Apache server in OS X 10.8 [closed]

Mac OS X Mountain Lion does not have a Web Sharing box in the Sharing system prefs menu. It is thoroughly discussed on the web that the Apache server is available, and that it can be turned on ...
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zeroconf (bonjour) assign ip adresses (.NET)

i am on windows and i want to write a tool in .NET that gives IP´s (with zeroconf) to embedded devices in a network. I am familiar with programming but new to zeroconf, networking. So i wondered, ...
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Wide Area Bonjour using DNS SRV Records

Running Apple's Lion Server (10.7.3). I am trying to get VPN clients (clients on another subnet) to see the server's Apple File share. I know that Bonjour doesn't route over a VPN or subnet, so I am ...
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Multicast routing across two subnets with FreeBSD 9 (Bonjour between subnets)?

I have a FreeBSD 9 router (a Soekris net6501) connected to the internet via a dsl modem (bridged), doing NAT for two internal subnets, 10.0.1.0/24 (LAN) and 10.0.2.0/24 (wifi net). There are routes ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 not properly forwarding dns-sd records. Why?

I've recently been trying to set up unicast DNS-SD to make printing easier for our Mac users, but I've hit an odd snag. We use two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines as the DNS servers between end-users ...
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Publish network shared storage to Windows network [closed]

Mac OS X uses Bonjour (multicast DNS) to publish shared folder service to local network. And, newly joined Mac OS X laptop automatically find shared storages very quickly and easily. In case of ...
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ZeroConf (Bonjour/Avahi): Macs do not see Linux systems and vice versa [closed]

In my home network I have several OS X boxes and several Ubuntu boxes. Each Ubuntu box sees other boxes via ZeroConf. I can "ssh ubuntu1.local" and "ping ubuntu1.local" from "ubuntu2.local", but ...
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Apache and ZeroConf

I have a machine running Ubuntu on which I've installed Apache (v2). What I'm trying to do is enable ZeroConf so that the Apache server will broadcast itself over the network and then will be able to ...
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Is there a way to set up Avahi to implement "anycast name resolution" on a LAN?

First, some background: We've got a lab containing a handful of dedicated Linux servers that run on an isolated LAN. All the servers run the same OS (Debian Linux) and the same proprietary server ...
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How to automatically announce Linux server resources to clients with arbitrary OSes?

I have a Linux server that needs to offer some services to an intranet. There will often be users that are not too familiar with using their laptops in a network environment, and so I'd like to ...
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Reason for perpetual dynamic DNS updates?

I'm using dynamic DNS (the "adult" version from RFC 2136, not à la DynDNS), and for a while now I've been seeing my laptops with MacOS 10.6.x churning out updates about every 10 seconds. And seemingly ...
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SSH to an ubuntu machine using avahi

I have an ubuntu box that I connect to using avahi. Connecting to that box works fine for all services (I regularly use AFP, SSH and SMB on it) but I've noticed that whenever I connect to it from a ...
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git won't resolve my avahi hostname

I'm trying to do git remotes on my local network using avahi: git clone ssh://josh@west.local:test.git Git is complaining: ssh: Could not resolve hostname west.local:: Name or service not known ...
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Adding more than one ".local" address using OSX Bonjour,

Is it possible to have more than one ".local" address per machine using Bonjour on OSX? I would like to add x.local and archive.x.local so that I can run multiple apache vhosts. System Preferences > ...
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OSX: See bonjour computers through VPN?

I use VPN to connect to my works network. Is there a way to see those computers through bonjour once I connect? Currently I need their IP to connect since I can't see them. Ideas?
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Why doesn't Bonjour for Windows see my IPv6-only Linux hosts?

On my LAN I have three essentially identical Debian Linux boxes running Avahi. One of them has both an IPv4 address and and IPv6 address, and the other two have only IPv6 addresses. They all show up ...
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Bonjour/mDNS Broadcast across subnets

I have just setup a new OSX Server in our office and verified that everything is working fine over our wired network (192.168.126.0/24). The problem that I am having is that our clients (Mac Laptops) ...
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How can I unregister a service with dns-sd?

I am trying to use "dns-sd" command line tool on my Windows 7 machine. I can already do something. For example I can register a service using "dns-sd -R ...". I also can browser (see) registered ...
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How DNS service discovery, multicast DNS and Bonjour are related?

I am a bit lost in the terminology. I wanted to start to use Bonjour. As the first step, I tried to find an easy way to use it. And I thought that I, probably, can call Bonjour from the command line ...
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How do I register a service with Bonjour?

I am trying to start to use Bonjour. Here I found a manual how to register a service with Bonjour. The following is written there: The network services architecture in Bonjour includes an easy-to-...
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What for zeroconf binds hostnames to IP addresses?

I mean, why IP addresses are not sufficient? We can identify devices by their IP addresses. Why do we want to use hostnames? To identify devices? I know that IP addresses are assigned in a random way ...
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How to use Bonjour?

First, what exactly Bonjour does (pleas read my guesses written bellow)? Here I found out that Bonjour enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. But I thought ...
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Configure Bonjour for a custom vhost on Apache on OS X

Bonjour is a lovely technology. I would like all my custom vhosts on my mac (Snow Leopard) to broadcast via bonjour. What is the best way to do this, without having to enable for every vhost ...
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Using Apple's Internet Sharing with the second nic on my MacPro

I want to plug a laptop into my server instead of using a switch. When I check the button on my MacPro OSX 10.5.8 to share my internet connection on my second nic, it warns that it may affect other ...
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How can I make a linux samba server to announce itself on the local LAN via Bonjour to Mac clients?

I have a Debian Linux based file-server using Samba and nowadays being accessed successfully by Mac OS X clients.. I'd like this resource to be available in a more user friendly way, by means of ...
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