[avahi] help with avahi-browse please
lathiat at bur.st
Sun Jan 27 20:22:34 PST 2008
On 28/01/2008, at 1:09 PM, Dave Lazar wrote:
> I am still trying to figure out how to get avahi-browse on my
> workstation to find the server on my network. I have just tested a
> second workstation booting Ubuntu 7.10 (the same as my problem
> machine) on the network and it sees the server services fine. The
> difference is in the networking. The machine working is wired and
> all the services discovered and visible via browsing show up tied to
> eth0. My other non-working machine is wireless, uses wlan0 as the
> wireless network connection via wicd.
> Is there some way to debug this issue? I have no firewall running on
> either machine. For some reason, my wireless laptop running Ubuntu
> 7.10 just refuses to discover any outside network services. I can
> browse the server using Samba OK.. SSH... just not avahi???
> Comparing the avahi-daemon.conf files - they are the same. avahi-
> daemon is running on both. The workstation with wired eth0 and DHCP
> works, the laptop with wireless (via Wicd) and wlan0 and DHCP
> refuses to browse....
It is a very common problem for the chipset not to support multicast
properly causing this problem.
Please try a different wireless card (perhaps a USB one, etc) and this
problem will likely go away.
There isn't really anything you can do about this unless you fix the
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