Resolv local network names [Newbie question]

Peter Dambier peter at
Thu May 10 08:31:52 UTC 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 11:43:10AM -0300,
>  Rafael Dewes <rafael.dws at> wrote 
>  a message of 10 lines which said:
>>I have the machine with the name
>> Can I setup it without configure a master
>>or slave server?
> Since LLMNR (RFC 4795) does not seem widely implemented (any BIND
> plans for it?), no, you cannot. Configuring an authoritative server is
> probably the best solution.

I would not recomend LLMNR. It is incompatible with Bonyour and awahi.

Bonyour comes installed with every Mac.

awahi is default on Feodra Core 5 and higher. I have seen all newer
Linux releases do support it.

I am told there is a windows port too.

And BSD supports it.

Bonjour is RFC 2782

Kind regards
Peter and Karin

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