Questions tagged [bonjour]

Bonjour is the current marketing name and the implementation of the Zeroconf concepts. (Initially it used Rendezvous as the name.) These concepts provide for simple and intuitive recognition and configuration of certain networked computer devices, including workstations and printers.

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What technical and/or patent information exists for Apple's discontinued 'Back to My Mac' (BTMM) service, and/or what are possible replacements [closed]

Apple discontinued the 'Back to My Mac' service in 2019 after twelve years of operation. As I understand it, this used a combination of Wide-Area Bonjour, a VPN, and probably some sort of iCloud ...
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Can't print - 'Backend' failed

Using a MBP running Catalina 10.15.6 I am unable to print to a networked Xerox printer. It discovers it just fine with Bonjour, connects, but when I print anything, it instantly pauses the printer, ...
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What is the difference between AirPrint, Bonjour and Rendezvous?

While know what AirPrint does, I am confused about what it is. It claims to be a bunch of technology standards used together such as mDNS, IPP and multicasting. However, the term Bonjour is also ...
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Broadcast http on mDNS Bonjour in Catalina?

As of Catalina I've quit Apache and switched to Tornado. Apache was easy to configure http Zeroconf broadcast port 80 on the LAN. What I am looking for is an Avahi type solution where I can configure ...
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Incorrect hostname keeps appearing in sharing preferences [duplicate]

Problem: I've got two macs in the same network. One of them is often not discoverable via the Finder or Apple Music (shared library). I noticed that this mac has incorrect hostnames in the sharing ...
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Why can't Safari connect to “server.local”, when Firefox and Chrome can? Is mDNS the reason?

I have a new file server freenas.local. I can connect to it fine with Firefox and Chrome web browsers, but not with Safari browser. The server is announcing correctly on mDNS, as measured by Firefox ...
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Make dns-sd exit after listing service

Is there a way to make dns-sd just list a service and then exit? I am using dns-sd -L "abcdef123@MySpeaker" _raop._tcp. local. To list an AirPlay device's details but it keeps running once ...
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Catalina cannot resolve servers in the .local domain without the domain being specified

tl;dr In the Catalina terminal ping lan-services.local works but ping lan-services does not I have a 2012 Mac mini that I just installed Catalina on from scratch (i.e. blank SSD and USB install) ...
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Talk to a remote serial device (USB FTDI) through a print server?

I have an FTDI USB device connected to an "Ethernet Printer Server" (specifically TP-Link TL-PS310U), and I can "see" the USB device as a printer: Is there a way to perform serial communication with ...
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macOS: Wrong Bonjour name stuck in hostname

Due to a network problem, my iMac was renamed Theater-ATV-8.localname. This is the name that appears when the Terminal hostname name is run. Nothing I have tried will change this name permanently. ...
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VPN breaks AirDrop, Sidecar etc. - any idea how to set up VPN to enable them?

My workplace uses Cisco AnyConnect VPN (but I have seen same problems with other VPNs as well, eg. here) and it seems to break AirDrop, Sidecar and similar Apple's local network services. While I am ...
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Bonjour Printing Wizard with Windows 10

My complete setup is: Brother CDP-7065DN attached to iMac (Mojave, 10.14.6), shared to PC Windows 10. Now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 I can't get the printer to print in landscape mode. I've ...
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How to disable URL sharing

On macOS High Sierra (perhaps also earlier version of macOS), I noticed that when I open a URL in a webbrowser (tested with Safari and Opera), that on other Macs in the local network, the Docks shows ...
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How can I lookup the IP address of a Bonjour host?

Normally, if I want to point to a Bonjour-capable host on my local network, I can use its local network hostname, hostname.local, as in: $ ssh pi@raspberrypi.local Unfortunately, this doesn't work ...
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AirPrint over VPN

I have AirPrint-compatible printer, and it works fine in my local network. Also I have a VPN (OpenVPN, TUN mode) server on my local network running on a Raspberry Pi. If I connect to my local network ...
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Bonjour Sleep Proxy / WoWLAN / WoL

So I've had an interesting issue that I think I know what might have happened, but I'm not sure if it is actually possible. I have 2 Mac's running High Sierra, Laptop and iMac. I have enabled "Wake ...
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What are all these tvOS services?

I noticed Apple's tvOS broadcasting no less than 7 mDNS PTR-RRs (via Bonjour, I presume): + Apple TV._airplay._tcp.local + Apple TV._mediaremotetv._tcp.local + Apple TV._companion-link._tcp.local + ...
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How to prevent machine from renaming itself at start up

My iMac's name is windowlick. Every time I reboot it, for some reason it detects that the name windowlick is already in use on the network and renames itself with a random suffix, e.g. windowlick (...
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AirPrint stopped working after upgrade to iOS 12.0

I cannot print from Notes on my iPhone 6s+ since updating my phone to iOS 12.0 and I get the following error: No AirPrint Printers Found. My bonjour printer settings have not changed, and my router ...
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Do I need Bonjour on my PC, Windows 7 Professional?

I'm hearing alot about iTunes which I don't use. I’m unable to research what Bonjour does. If I delete it will it affect anything else on my PC?
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Problems with Bonjour WiFi on iOS devices

I have an app that uses Bonjour Wifi to connect to my iPhone app from an iMac. I also have 2 SSIDs. However the iOS app will work for some hours and then cannot connect to one SSID. If I toggle to the ...
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How to troubleshoot Bonjour resolution problem

I'm having an issue where HomeKit stops working in my house. I have four devices involved: My Wireless Router - a Netgear R6220 My Mac Mini - running Homebridge (it's a software implementation of ...
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How to find all devices (IP Address, Hostname, MAC Address) on local network?

I've read almost every thread related to this, yet no one has quite made it easy to access a table like the following. IP Address Hostname MAC Address 192.168.1.10 | myAppleTV | 02:...
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What happened to Bonjour in Safari 11 and how do I access it?

I need to access Bonjour to get information from my printer and wonder where Bonjour has gone from Safari version 11.
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What is the ATC service advertised in Bonjour?

While browsing for services in my local network with Bonjour, I notice that my MacBook Pro provides the _atc._tcp. service. However I couldn't find a description for such a service from the canonical ...
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macOS Sierra doesn't discover devices on LAN

I installed VirtualBox on a macOS Sierra host, and macOS Sierra, CentOS 7 and Windows 10 as guests to test a Samba tarball. I'm not using native SMB sharing method of macOS Sierra (both: host and ...
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Printer frequently not responding from MacOS, with a reboot “fix”

I have an 11" MacBook Air running El Capitan that has trouble printing. The printer is an Epson NX430 and we print to it over wifi. There are 4 different MacBooks running a variety of OS versions in ...
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Bonjour networked printer with Time Capsule in bridge mode

I have a 5th generation Airport Time Capsule as my primary router, and a 4th generation Airport Time Capsule in bridge mode, connected via cat5. When I connect my printer (a Brother HL-3040CN) to the ...
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Make mDNSResponder use local DNS server?

I want to use dnsmasq when my Mac (Sierra) is not connected to a wifi network. Configuring DNS servers in the Advanced Network Preferences dialogue box works fine for dig and nslookup, and I can see ...
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How do I remove the .local domain from sent mail?

I am running OS X Server on Snow Leopard (10.6), but I believe this same issue affects newer versions as well. (If the problem can be resolved by switching to a newer version, that would be welcome ...
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Bonjour from Apple [duplicate]

Is it typical practice to download Bonjour on an HP laptop? I have an HP laptop and Bonjour was downloaded in the last day and I did not download it. Is Bonjour only for Apple computers?
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How to reflect the names from one subnet to other

I want to reflect the names from the WiFi network to which my Mac is connected on to the vmware virtual subnet on which my virtual machines connected. If you are familiar with avahi-daemon's enable-...
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Prevent Network-Discovery on Infrastructure side

The Finder displays nearby Computers and Devices in the left column whenever a network connection is present. Sometimes we let clients use our network when we discuss projects in meetings (aka they ...
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mDNS not working

I re-installed my pfsense firewall the other day, sometime soon there after my macbook stopped doing backups using time machine. The pfsense is installed on new hardware, but the config was restored ...
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How to download & install Bonjour Services on a Windows 7 64 bit computer?

The Bonjour Service was causing error messages in my event log (Windows 7 laptop). I have deleted it and the Bonjour Print Service. I now need to re-install it. Where do I download it and how do ...
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How can I get OS X's Dynamic DNS client to register a local IP address?

Background: I'm essentially re-creating Back To My Mac. I have a VPN set-up on my VPS, handing out addresses in the 10.x.y.0/24 range, with BIND running and accessible at 10.x.y.1. There's a zone ...
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Can't use machine name to login using SSH anymore on Yosemite, how to fix?

from yesterday I have noticed that I can't connect via SSH to my OS X's SSH server anymore using the following command: User-MBP:~ user$ ssh user@user-mbp user is the user on the server, user-mbp is ...
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Is there an iOS equivalent of Bonjour for Mac?

you know how you can search your locally networked devices on Bonjour in Safari on Macs, and once you select a device, Safari asks you to log in with a username and password to get to the device's ...
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How to limit any devices to appear on any Bonjour/Airplay capable devices close by?

This is an issue at my school district where I work as a network admin. Right now, I could see around the list of at least 15-20 Apple TVs that is located across school buildings when I press on ...
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How can I list the IP addresses of all the AirPrint printers on a network?

I am trying to make a list of all AirPrint printers on the network at a school. We have many of them because of all the classroom and office printers, but they have not been set up with meaningful ...
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Multiple .local hostname on one computer

Is possible setup multiple .local hostname on one physical computer? Background: home network (behind the DSL/NAT router) (192.168.1.*) have a mac-mini, called as "tango.local". (set in the System....
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How do I launch Bonjour?

I'm a complete Apple newbie - just bought my first mbp two days ago. I'm trying to connect to my WD my book live NAS (working fine under my existing Linux set-up). The set-up instructions from WD ...
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Bonjour visibility dropping over ethernet only

I'm using a recently purchased 2012 Mac Mini and installed the latest Yosemite. So far, it's being used headless as an iTunes server and I also have OS X Server 4 running on it for some basic home ...
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Inconsistent access to Bonjour services on sleeping devices

This may turn out to be two different questions/answers, but I suspect they're somewhat related. Let's see... Among other things on my home network, I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2010) and a Macbook (...
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How to find ip address of Iphone connected to Mac

I want to find IP Address of Iphone which is connected through usb to my Mac. Kindly note that Mac and Iphone are on different networks. I used ideviceinfo which gives me the Iphone MAC address. I ...
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How do I get my computer name to show correctly in the finder?

I recently upgraded to Yosemite and following that upgraded to an SSD drive. Life is good and I am happy with everything except that since the upgrades I am seeing a silly variety of names for my ...
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mDNSResponder missing

I am on Yosemite since today and am trying to connect to network printers, but System Preferences doesn't show any. The printers use Bonjour and I read that the associated process is mDNSresponder. ...
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What features will I lose if I disable Bonjour's 'whats-my-name' service?

Upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) enabled Bonjour's "whats-my-name" service on my Mac; I would like to disable this (for security policy reasons) but wonder if some feature (perhaps something new ...
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How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid-2014) advertises itself on Bonjour (with "whats-my-name"). It was not visible in this way prior to Yosemite, and I have no ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" ...