Something that's been bugging me for a while:
I have one Mac, running OS X 10.2.3, and one Linux box, running
Linux/MIPSEL 2.2.21. I'd like to get the multicast DNS part of
Rendezvous working on the Linux box, so I can reach both computers
through DNS instead of IP addresses, which I've been doing to date.
So far I've succeeded in doing it one way: I've downloaded and compiled
Apple's mDNS source code, and if I run mDNSResponderPosix, I can assign
the Linux box a ".local" name. Then, when I go over to the Mac, I can
access the Linux system via the .local name. So that part of it works.
But now what I'd like is to be able to do broadcast name lookups on the
Linux box, so I can do this the other way around and reach the Mac. I
have no idea how to do this. Apple's mDNS source code doesn't appear to
do this. I already checked, and it doesn't work out of the box. Not even
mDNSClientPosix can find the Mac.
Would any Rendezvous experts know more about this? Do I need to install
a special lookup daemon to do this? Any ideas would be appreciated...
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