[avahi] wide-area browsing errors
lennart at poettering.net
Wed Oct 24 08:21:18 PDT 2007
On Fri, 19.10.07 14:51, Nathan Merritt (gnm at the-merritts.net) wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I recently set up wide-area DNS-SD. I established a domain for bonjour,
> enabled dynamic updates and installed dnsextd all per
> http://www.dns-sd.org/ServerSetup.html. I then configured a number of Linux
> hosts running avahi to browse this domain, though I understand that avahi
> doesn't yet support wide-area publishing. When browsing, I get the following
> $ avahi-browse -a
> service_type_browser failed: DNS failure: NXDOMAIN
> I'm not sure what part of the setup I missed, dig has no problem resolving
> the bonjour domain. I've looked online already, and have had no luck coming
> up with a definite solution.
If you want to use "-a" with avahi-browse you need to add proper
_services._dns-sd._udp IN PTR records for all service types.
If you don't have these records you have to explicitly ask for a
specific service type. i.e. "avahi-browse _http._tcp" or suchlike.
See the DNS-SD docs for more info.
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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