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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Why is one of our Macs unable to print?

Dealing with a weird (and frustrating) printing problem. Household with multiple Macs and one HP networked printer. Two of the Macs can print to it without any issue, one refuses to do so. I'm ...
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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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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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How can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools?

Question: how can one re-create Apple’s defunct ‘Back To My Mac’ service with specific open-source tools or, if necessary, with limited custom (non-commercial) software? (Ideally, this would be done ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I configure OS X server to advertise SMB over bonjour?

We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled). We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open ...
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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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Bonjour (Printing service) run on Sleep

I currently use Bonjour for my home wireless printing. It works flawlessly, but I have one gripe with software. If my iMac (pc connected to the printer) goes to sleep, the wireless print stops. Is ...
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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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How to turn off Bonjour?

My iMac (late 2009 with Mavericks) can only start up in safe mode. I have read that it might be related to a mdns responder issue. The log comes back with 2 kinds of lines which look suspect (but I ...
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Apache bonjour module and Sites folder template

I just upgraded to Lion and because I do web design, first thing I did was turning on Web Sharing to get Apache running. While checking the logs I found that the Bonjour module can't find a file and ...
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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" ...
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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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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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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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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 run iTunes without installing Bonjour in Windows 7?

I just checked my Windows error logs and Bonjour has caused a ton of errors. After reading about Bonjour and not needing the networking services it provides, I deleted it. Now when I open iTunes, an ...
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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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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 ...