[avahi] avahi and campus wide mDNS
robin.perkins at internode.on.net
Tue Oct 2 22:24:09 PDT 2007
Sounds like what you really want is a Wide Area Service Discovery.
You can read about this here: http://www.dns-sd.org/
At the moment Avahi is only able to browse Wide Area services and is
unable to publish them. (Bonjour as used in Mac OS X and Windows can
I wouldn't mind knowing how the Avahi wide are publishing support is
coming along.... (/me pokes the devs).
On 03/10/2007, at 5:07 AM, Nathan Merritt wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> After a recent set of network upgrades, our campus network was
> fragmented into several subnets for better security and isolation of
> problem spots. Unfortunately, this means that students can no longer
> browse iTunes etc across the entire campus, and when on the wireless
> can't see any shares at all.
> So far, I have all mDNS packets generated from a test computer lab
> forwarded to a central Linux box running Avahi. The hope is that since
> this box can receive from the entire network, and since all queries
> are forwarded to it across campus they can be responded to
> accordingly. Although I've observed the packets from several macs in
> the lab being received by the linux server, an 'avahi-browse -a'
> doesn't pick up any of the mac iTunes shares.
> What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Nathan Merritt
> At least the war on the environment is going well
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