[Ilugc] Avahi: Publishing a service on a different hostname
knura at yahoo.com
Fri May 1 09:57:30 IST 2009
On Thursday 30 Apr 2009, Roshan George wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 21:28 +0530, Arun Khan wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 Apr 2009, Roshan George wrote:
> > > I agree. However, this is at home and it makes many things
> > > convenient (my parents no longer have to remember the router IP
> > > addresses, they just show up as soon as you hop on the home
> > > network). You still need
> > Do you not have DHCP to handle this?
> DHCP does allocate IP addresses. However, the router interface has a
> bandwidth monitor, and it's also useful when your connection goes
> down (as Airtel's home plan does so very often for us).
> > How have you setup your home LAN DNS? Is there any other zone
> > besides the default "localhost.localdomain"?
> All computers on the LAN are in the .lan zone (Avahi complained
> greatly when I just used the .local zone) so I settled for this (and
> I like it). I have attached my zone file if it helps.
The db.lan zone file looks OK, although I prefer to use a A record for
the "ns" "mx" hosts rather than CNAME. I have not seen a CNAME record
with a wild card hostname such as "*.pan CNAME pan" but if it works
I would suggest you search through the avahi mailing lists and/or hang
out there, I am sure the authors and guru level users hang out there
and get more competent help there.
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