[Dnsmasq-discuss] How to get multicast/zeroconfig dns to work on port 5353

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Wed Apr 3 11:13:26 BST 2013

On 01/04/13 18:05, Andreas Bäck wrote:
> I have a openwrt dnsmasq box where I try to get avahi-browse -a from my
> ubuntu desktop  a to find the printers I have installed on it but
> dnsmasq it's not  listening on port 5353 what I have understood is
> required. My looking in the code I didn't find any multicast code. Is
> this function missing or have I understood this wrong.
> Here some info what I try to do
> http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/p910nd.server
> Thank you in advance

There's no support for multicast DNS in dnsmasq, but the instructions 
you link to imply to me that unicast DNS is sufficient.

I'm no expert on mDNS, does avahi-browse do muticast-only?



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