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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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?

Can anyone explain the "wake for wifi network access" setting in energy preferences for me? I do not understand it.
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How to find IP address of my other Mac?

I have two Macs on the same network, both plugged into my internet router. I have screen-sharing set up on one of them, so I can connect to it using command-K in the Finder with a vnc:// URL, and ...
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Can I list all the Bonjour-enabled services that are running?

I would be interested in knowing which programs advertise themselves using Bonjour on my machine. Is there a way to do that?
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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 preferred method of command line domain name lookup (DNS)?

What command line command do I use to lookup a domain address? When looking at the man pages for nslookup and dig I can see a section saying that these utilities do not use the Mac OS methods of ...
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How to regain features from Safari 5 that are not found in Safari 6?

I upgraded to Mountain Lion, there are a lot of differences in Safari 6. Have the four features below been relocated? If not relocated, are there fixes? Activity window (previously: Window -> ...
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Can I log employees' working hours through Bonjour availability?

We have a small office network with a Mac server, and all employees have their own Mac laptop they take home at the end of the day. I am looking for a way to automatically log the employees' time at ...
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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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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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How do I read the output of dns-sd?

When I run the dns-sd command, for example as dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. to list all the service types on my local network, I get a table that looks like: $ dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. ...
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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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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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Disable Airplay on Mac because of too many Airplay devices

I'd like to find a solution to my problem. I recently moved to a dorm of around 1100 students, and each one of these students has a mediabox that is also an Airplay device. Because of this, the ...
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Any way to send messages to Mavericks Notification Center from another machine on the local network?

I need a way to have a Linux-based machine send a message that can be received and displayed by the Mavericks Notification Center. I used to do this on an older version of OS X by running Growl, and ...
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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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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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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" appears ...
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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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What is the Bonjour option in iMessage for?

iMessage has a Bonjour option but there isn't any explanation on what this all is about. So what can I do with this?
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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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bonjour/mdns repeater?

I would like to put my wifi network and my wired network (in a small office) on separate vlans to cut down on broadcasts/multicasts on the wifi. (right now it's all in one big vlan, and it's getting ...
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Prevent Bonjour Announcements Over OpenVPN

We have an OpenVPN server at work, which I use frequently to access private work resources. When I do, the "Shared" listed in Finder populates with all the automatically announced servers/resources at ...
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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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Implementing AirPrint with DNS-SD

Background I'm trying to implement AirPrint through static DNS, like documented on http://dns-sd.org/ServerStaticSetup.html. The iPad gets the dns search domain "lan" through DHCP, and I verified ...
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Can an AppleTV wake a Snow Leopard Mac for playing back iTunes content?

Is it possible to have an Apple TV wake a WiFi connected iMac running Snow Leopard for playback of iTunes content? I vaguely remember a new revision of the AirPort routers supporting this through ...
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Bonjour/Airplay in restricted College Network

I am trying to connect my iPad (running 4.3.3) with my Macbook (running Lion) in my college dorm room using my college's Wifi. It uses 802.1X Authentication. I can't ping my iPad from my Macbook. Is ...
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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 secure is Apple File Protocol from Airport Extreme

How secure is the file sharing feature for use over WAN on an Airport Extreme? i.e. Are the content and/or passwords encrypted when accessed over the Internet?
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...
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What can I use for multi-person, single conversation, instant messaging in a serverless local network?

We have a number of Mac's in a small, simple local network at the office (all running Snow Leopard or later) that I'd like to use for instant messaging with multiple participants. The trouble is, at ...
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AppleTV 3 wakes iMac every 10 minutes

Until recently, I left my iMac (27" late 2009) on all the time. I now want to sleep it when not in use, but also wake it remotely via my AirPort Extreme. All this is working fine. The iMac is set to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows: Why does Bonjour's mdnsNSP.dll inject itself into every process?

In Windows, why does Bonjour's mdnsNSP.dll inject itself into every process?
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Can't connect Mac to Mac via Finder over LAN

I'm having trouble getting one Mac on my home LAN to talk to another - let's call them Red and Blue. Red can't connect via Finder (under Shared) to Blue. But Red can open a Screen Sharing session to ...
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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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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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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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Mac server keeps “disappearing” and “reappearing” on local network

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a really perplexing issue we've seen with a Mac server on our local ethernet network. What we're seeing lately is that the server (which we use for Time ...
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Local hostname changes every few seconds when NOT connected to a network

When ever I wake my laptop, but before I am connected to a network, I receive messages similar to the following: This computer's local hostname "sojourner-896.local" is already in use on this ...
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iMessage conversations changed to Bonjour; how do I change them back?

Within the iMessages app on OS X 10.8.2 all of my iMessage conversations have switched to Bonjour. So instead of showing the usual blue bubble it's red and people's phone numbers are shown instead of ...
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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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What side effects, if any, are there from issuing scutil --set HostName 'Fred'?

I have read that you can change all of the three "computer names" associated with a Mac using the scutil utility. The three names in question are ComputerName (the "friendly" name), LocalHostName (...
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Wake for network access without Bonjour Sleep Proxy?

Is there a way to set some kind of "wake for network access" behaviour on my Mac without using a Bonjour Sleep Proxy? I have a Mac with OS X 10.8.5, but no Apple TV nor Time Capsule or other stuff. I ...