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Your computers should be accessible as computer-name.local, e.g. Kens-Computer.local or something like that, so depending on what you're trying to do, you might be able to just use that name rather than the IP. So you can just type vnc://Kens-Computer.local in the 'Connect to' window. You can see the computer's network name if you go to the Sharing ...


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nslookup, host, and dig are perfectly good DNS query tools in OS X, but they all query DNS directly rather than going through OS X's internal resolution system. As a result, they don't check the /etc/hosts file, or resolve Bonjour/mDNS names (those ending in .local). The standard (quick 'n dirty) way to test resolution is to use ping, since it'll resolve the ...


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From Apple's knowledge base article about Bonjour on Windows (my emphasis): iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music libraries, to find AirPort Express devices for streaming music to, and to find Apple TVs. Safari uses Bonjour to find devices advertising web pages on your network. Many of today's network printers, network cameras, and wireless ...


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The delete/backspace key navigation has been removed. To restore it: Quit Safari. Open Terminal and enter this code at the command line: defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2BackspaceKeyNavigationEnabled -bool YES Restart Safari.


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You are able to use "[computer name].local" domains all over your network. This also applies to Apple mobile devices and other hardware (I have: Mac Mini, Western Digital NAS, HP printer and Linux laptop -- it has its own Bonjour called Avahi). Please support adoption of the Zeroconf protocol and report bugs to Apple, because they give us an opportonity to ...


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When Bonjour is enabled in iMessage it allows you to chat with other users on the same network who also have Bonjour enabled. As described in Bonjour For Developers: Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of devices and services on a local network using industry standard IP protocols. This was developed some ...


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Either command works fine. Just because it's not using OS X's methods doesn't mean that it doesn't work. If you want to use "OS X methods" may I recommend Network Utility? This may still call whois and just display it in the window.


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The dns-sd command-line tool can be helpful for this, but learning to use it is a bit tricky. Running dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp will return a list of all available service types that currently being advertised. (The list is per interface, so there will be some redundancy.) If this is done on a Mac with no active network connection, the list will of ...


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It looks like you want something like NetSpy or ActyMac to monitor employee activity. It will handle what you want and more, although I'm not sure I would suggest the orwelian approach to employee management. You may want to look into a pure network monitoring tool like Paessler. The easiest solution would be for you to just monitor the server log on your ...


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As Gerry said it's a bad idea. Just removing mDNSResponder will also break DNS resolver. However it's possible to disable Bonjour service advertisements. It can be achieved by adding value '-NoMulticastAdvertisements' to the array in the "ProgramArguments" section. That's well described in Apple knowledge base article and on Charles Edge's site.


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The action for emptying caches was moved to the develop menu: You can still see resources in the web inspector: To download YouTube videos, reload the page after opening the web inspector and double-click the videoplayback resource. To download it, you have to focus the location bar and press ⌥↩. ⌘S only saves some metadata.


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You can not do this when the display is asleep. Unless an app is actively utilizing it, the WiFi radio is put into it's sleep routines relatively quickly. (I don't know how the 3G radio in the iPad works, so I can't answer that half of the coin.) Outside of that, what is the actual problem at hand? Are you using some app that provides a webserver/other ...


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If all else fails you can create a wireless LAN directly on your Mac and connect your iPad to this WLAN. TUAW has some good instructions on how to do this. To start pick the appropriate option in the Airport/Wi-Fi menu (picture shamelessly taken from the linked TUAW article): The rest is pretty self-explaining.


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You don't need it, about the only thing I have ever actually used it for in a Windows machine is to enable printing to a printer attached to my Airport Extreme. In fact because of the unusual port range it uses, I have actually encountered issues with VPNs that have refused to work properly until it is uninstalled, so I actually remove is as a matter of ...


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Bring any tab to foreground I used the Activity window of Safari 5.x to switch between tabs. Effective for all tabs of all windows, including windows that were minimised before quit. Very quick and simple: double-click. Without the Activity window Sessions 1.3.0.2 The popover works as expected – click and hold the toolbar item to reveal a menu. ...


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Lots of possible problems, from configuration issues on Blue to security filters in the router to other more obscure things. Some more information will help pinpoint the problem. Does Blue have File Sharing turned on? If not, then that's the problem. What happens when, on Red, using Finder->Go->Connect to Server... you try to connect to afp://Blue.local ...


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Although classified as a legacy article, this very may well be what you are looking for: DNSServiceMetaQuery. As outlined by the documentation: This sample uses DNSServiceQueryRecord to send a Multicast DNS query that returns a list of Bonjour service types being advertised on the local network. Machines must be running mDNSResponder-58.6 (Mac OS X ...


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You can login to the router and look for DHCP Table. It will list all connected devices along with their MAC and IP addresses. But to avoid this issue altogether, why don't you setup DHCP Reservations through your router? Through that, you can assign a certain MAC address to a specific IP. That way your DHCP IPs remain constant. The steps necessary to ...


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Bonjour is two systems running together: mDNS (Multicast DNS) and DNS-SD (DNS Service Discovery). mDNS allows hosts (devices/computers) to be identified, while DNS-SD allows them to publish what services they are running. Multicast DNS, as the name suggests, relies on IP Multicast, and specifically the multicast IP 224.0.0.251 (IPv4) or ff02::fb (IPv6) (in ...


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I appreciate this is not ideal, but when a remote client connects to Airfoil Speakers on my machine, I see a line similar to the following generated in the Console, coming from /var/log/appfirewall.log Firewall[85]: Allow Airfoil Speakers connecting from 192.168.1.72:52013 to port 5000 proto=6 So potentially you could cat or tail the appfirewall.log ...


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Although it might not satisfy your exact criteria, Tildesoft's Bonjour Browser can list all the all the bonjour services advertised on your local network and the hosts that are advertising them. I guess for locally advertised services you could drill down in Bonjour Browser to find the port number the service is advertised on, then use lsof to determine ...


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Quoting from the page referenced in the question: Note on DynDNS Free and DynDNS Pro: We currently do not support Wide Area Bonjour on our DynDNS Free and Pro services. You must use Dyn Standard DNS with your own domain name for this to work properly. So it won't work with dynamic dns.com addresses.


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If you don't have a VPN or something similar then you're not going to be able to use Bonjour. The multicast packets won't get passed from your colleague's network on to the internet (otherwise you'd see everyone in the world using Coda!). You need a VPN, possibly ShareTool (although I haven't tried it) or a local machine you can remote access.


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If you have your Wireless Access Point (WAP) configured as a router, and your AirPrint printer is connected to Ethernet, then your wireless AirPrint client and the printer are on different IP subnets. Link-local broadcast discovery protocols typically do not work through routers. That may be your problem, which can be fixed by configuring the WAP as a ...


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If all else fails, you can always use the AirPrint Activator (an app for your Mac) that allows you to use any shared printer via AirPrint. If you can get the printer to be available over your network, you’ll still be able to use AirPrint this way.


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Nambrot: What David said is exactly right. The college network is also almost certainly not able to detect if you're using a router, and routers are probably only not permitted in dorms in the sense that they make you potentially vulnerable to network breaches, packet sniffing, or incorrect subnets. If your college network doesn't permit static, externally ...


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You have to setup your mac to wake from sleep on the wifi. It all depends on the model of your machine whether its capable of doing this or not. You can read more about setting this up on your mac at the following KB article at Apple. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3774


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It turns out that along with the real static IP that is set in the Drobo Dasbhoard each Drobo was assigned a local link address. After some digging around in the firmware I found that both Drobo's were just binding themselves to: 169.254.213.234 without checking if another device was using this address. This is why Finder was showing DroboA as DroboB as it ...


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Would you edit your question to make is more clear what you really want to do? Specifically what process do you hope to have running on the iPad to listen to incoming network connections? Bonjour is almost certainly working fine on the iPad if it sees printers/AirTunes/AppleTV. As @vxjasonxv has shown - the iPad will answer pings when the display is on and ...



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