Opened 15 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#1143 closed request (wontfix)

MDNS?

Reported by: chopps@… Owned by: con@…
Priority: tbd Milestone: ietf-099
Component: incoming Keywords:
Cc: My Current Location:
My MAC Address: My OS:

Description

I'm not an expert in this, so this easily could be my fault.

I've brought 2 laptops one is in my room and is doing heavy lifting for
me. The other I walk about with. I'd like to be able to connect to my
room laptop/server by name so I figured I could use avahi and mdns. I
believe I've set things up properly but I don't see any other hosts
except the one running the daemon (i.e., each laptop only sees itself,
but no-one else in the conference or the other laptop) when I run avahi-discover.

FWIW the in room laptop is plugged into the wired network, the walking
laptop is wifi.

Now from traceroute I can see that I am not on the same LAN (there's
routing involved), so will this just not work as a solution for me
anyway?

Thanks,
Chris.

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comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by Rick Alfvin

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Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 15 months ago by Clemens Schrimpe

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Standard MDNS does not traverse network boundaries, since it uses link-local multicast for discovery.

There used to be a (working) extension called "Wide Area Bonjour", but I do not know, if this was ever ported to/implemented in avahi.
Your milage may vary ...

:-)

comment:3 Changed 11 months ago by Rick Alfvin

Milestone: ietf-99ietf-099

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