1. sidetone

    What is Zeroconf?

    Zeroconf (Zero Configuration) simplifies network configuration. It takes care of IP allocation for network devices so the user doesn't have to set this up manually. Zeroconf can be used even when DHCP isn't working correctly. With manual set up or with DHCP, two network devices can inadvertently...
  2. sidetone

    About Printing on FreeBSD

    Postscript (PS) and PCL (Printer Command Language) are printer languages known as Page Description Languages (PDLs) supported by the majority of printers for interpreting and printing jobs. These two PDLs are alternate models developed by Adobe and HP respectively. ASCII is a printer language...
  3. `Orum

    net/samba48 -> samba410 and ZEROCONF?

    I've been moving machines from Samba 4.8 -> 4.10, and noticed you can no longer disable both AVAHI and MDNSRESPONDER. Is there a reason (e.g. changes upstream) we need one of these now? It pulls in a bunch of ports from X11 that I'd rather not have on these headless servers. If we're stuck...
  4. floogs

    Avahi/mDNS not working in shared IP jails

    I've been running six VNET-enabled jails via iocage that I wanted to revert to shared IP, as I've had some system crashes that I suspect are related to VNET issues. (The iocage documentation describes VNET as experimental and prone to causing instability.) After making the switch, the three...
  5. beans10001

    How to install and configure mDNSResponder

    Wasn't able to find much info on configuring mDNSResponder. Most posts talk about using Avahi or Netatalk. I was using Avahi on FreeBSD 11 and recently clean installed FreeBSD 12-Release and read somewhere that mDNSResponder is more lightweight (but don't quote me on that :p). Anyhow, I was...
  6. dch

    what are appropriate settings for /etc/nsswitch.conf and mdns?

    I've been using zeroconf for several years happily but I get continual log error messages from security/spiped: 2016-11-06T10:17:00.398940+00:00 wintermute spiped: NSSWITCH(_nsdispatch): mdns_minimal, hosts, getaddrinfo, not found, and no fallback provided 2016-11-06T10:17:19.095431+00:00...
  7. P

    mDNSResponder Issue with two network interfaces

    I do have two network interfaces on my server ( one for "public" and one as "admin" network only ). The setup worked fine with net/mDNSResponder and net/netatalk3 . I configured the two networks in /usr/local/etc/afp.conf by restricting the netatalk to listen and response only to the public...
  8. giorgiov

    Dependency conflict between avahi-libdns and mDNSResponder

    Hi all, I’m trying to pkg upgrade my packages and I get a conflict between Avahi and mDNS: Conflict found on path /usr/local/lib/ between avahi-libdns-0.6.31_1(net/avahi-libdns) and mDNSResponder-544(net/mDNSResponder) Looking at the output from pkg above the quoted line I see...
  9. M

    mDNSResponder [Netatalk with zeroconf]

    Hello Community, I installed net/netatalk3 with mDNSResponder. Now I can only connect to the file server in Finder on my Mac with Go > Connect to Server and enter afp://[IP address]. So Bonjour/zeroconf is not working and I cannot find a solution in the internet. /var/log/messages Mar 12...
  10. J

    Zeroconf problem - not loaded/running

    Running kdebase-3.5.10_9 FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0 On boot I get the following message The Zeroconf daemon (mdnsd) is not running The restart option seems to be ineffective. Can't figure out actual utility of this daemon or what it might be negatively impacting. Thanks!