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Re: Multicast DNS & the ".local" domain



On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 15:44, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2004, at 20:09, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > tor, 11.11.2004 kl. 18.54 skrev Felipe Alfaro Solana:
> >> Looking at the network traffic, Mac OS X name queries for the ".local"
> >> domain do send mDNS traffic to the multicast mDNS address. Linux
> >> queries for the ".local" domain go against my ISP DNS server.
Can it also use IPv6 anycast?
> The problem I'm having is that Linux mDNSResponder service works pretty 
> well: when a Mac OS X computer asks mDNSResponder, it does. What I'm 
> unable to achieve is just the opposite: make glibc's resolver use 
> multicast DNS to resolve queries for the ".local" domain. It seems, 
> however, that both SUSE and Gentoo have patches to make this work, and 
> I wanted to know why Fedora does not.
I'd also try setting up IPv6 anycast for DNS . You could set the local
bind server to treat the anycast DNS address as being the master for
.local ...

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