[Dnsmasq-discuss] mDNS forwarding in dnsmasq (not avahi, but nss-mdns sort of thing)

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Nov 4 14:22:39 GMT 2013


On 03/11/13 00:46, Dmitry Khromov wrote:
> Hello.
>
> Is it possible to remove reply's IP address check for 224.0.0.251 in
> dnsmasq? Maybe, check if the reply is from given subnets instead. Doing
> so should allow to proxy mDNS replies, eliminating need for nss-mdns in
> some scenarios by just using something like -S
> /mydomain.local/224.0.0.251#5353
>
> Thanks!

I looked at this a long time ago, and it's not so simple. The mDNS 
protocol is subtly different to unicast DNS. For instance, replies don't 
necessarily include the "question" section. I'm aware that mDNS would be 
a useful addition to dnsmasq, and actively thinking about options.


Cheers,

Simon.



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