[avahi] adding a zeroconf network to an existing private network

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Mar 1 10:12:37 PST 2010

On Mon, 01.03.10 11:10, j2u4 j2u4 (j2u44u at gmail.com) wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Lennart Poettering
> <lennart at poettering.net>wrote:
> > On Sun, 28.02.10 15:53, j2u4 j2u4 (j2u44u at gmail.com) wrote:
> >
> > > I have 3 machines on a private network. I have a device that
> > > only exposes a zerconf interface.
> > >
> > > What is the best way to make the zeroconf device visible to hosts on my
> > > private network? Is it just a matter of running avahi daemon on all of
> > them,
> > > and adding a route to on their default ethernet interfaces?
> >
> > http://avahi.org/wiki/AvahiAutoipd#Routes
> Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. I'm having a bit of trouble
> debugging it, though, as I can't seem to find the zeroconf device on the
> network now. Here's my config:

Make sure you don't have a firewall blocking these thins.

Don't use the old ifconfig/route tools. They are compat kludges that are
misleading in many ways. use iproute (i.e. "ip addr" and suchlike) instead.

Use wireshark to verify what's going on on the network.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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