[avahi] avahi-daemon stops working after undetermined period of time
lennart at poettering.net
Tue Dec 23 13:25:36 PST 2008
On Tue, 23.12.08 14:32, Brian McKee (map at map-heb.com) wrote:
> On 23-Dec-08, at 2:24 PM, Brian McKee wrote:
>> On 23-Dec-08, at 1:53 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> If Avahi services only show up initially but then go away this sounds
>>> a lot as if you'd have some kind of firewall running or some hardware
>>> issue that disallows mDNS multicast packets (udp port 5353) to be
>>> received by your computer but allows them to be sent.
>> Ah - ok - that gives me something to chew on. I'll report back.
> Yep - I bet that was it - I haven't left it running long enough to prove
> for sure, but the firewall wasn't opened correctly. Thought I'd done
> that earlier :-(
> Do I need the entire 220.127.116.11/4 open? or can I tighten that down a
> bit? Just 18.104.22.168 didn't seem to be enough.
You need to allow mDNS traffic to port 5353 coming from any host on
the LAN and going to any host on the local LAN or going to the mDNS
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
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