[avahi] breaking avahi through vpn

Sebastien Estienne sebastien.estienne at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 06:24:31 PST 2006

On 2/12/06, Max Kutny <mkutny at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/12/06, Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 12.02.06 13:32, Sebastien Estienne (sebastien.estienne at gmail.com) wrote:
> >
> > > what about doing something like the relaying gateways that i suggested
> > > to fill the need for zeroconf with vpn?
> >
> > I don't think it is feasible to implement something like this for
> > mDNS. In contrast to SMB servers mDNS responders never compile
> > something like a complete browse list, hence there is nothing two
> > servers could exchange.
> >
> > Unicast DNS is definitely preferable when it comes to high latency
> > links. There's no point in trying to modify mDNS in a way that it is
> > capable of coping with high latency. There is already unicast DNS which
> > is perfectly capable to deal with situations like that.
> Since I'm not (m)DNS guru could point me to the right direction?
> Ordinary users use avahi as a tool that allows them to register their
> services (mostly file shares over WebDAV) so public file sharing
> behaves similar to Window's one. I'm not sure that similar could be
> accomplished with classic DNS.

uniscat dns-sd is also know as zeroconf  wide-area is not yet fully
implemented in avahi, only the browsing part is implemented

> -- Max
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Sebastien Estienne

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