Thursday, 29 December 2016

Re: Using the dummy0 interface for a local-only service to be broadcasted by Avahi

On 12/29/2016 09:28 PM, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 12/29/2016 11:53 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> so that means then that via an IPv6 link-local address there is no way
>> to access the admin interface of the printer with a web browser?
>>
>> So one can only access via CUPS?
>
> I think the answer here is: If an application speaks Zeroconf/Bonjour
> natively, it can do everything correctly (which is true for instance
> with CUPS itself). This is because avahi will expose the interface where
> the device was discovered to the application. If you want to rely on
> just mDNS names using NSS, it won't be sufficient to access devices via
> IPv6 link-local addresses.
>
> Of course devices usually broadcast all of their addresses, of which
> some will be routable anyway.
>
> Kind regards
> Philipp Kern
>
>

OK,

do you (does someone) know how to set up the dummy-based interface named
"ippusbxd" so that it does multicast?

Till


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