How to assign foo.local domains with zeroconf

Michael Torrie torriem at
Fri Mar 16 17:44:34 MDT 2012

On 03/16/2012 02:02 PM, AJ ONeal wrote:
> I thought the whole point of mDNS was for a device on a network to be able
> to advertise itself so that you can go to `ping foo-device.local` and get
> it's IP address.
> For example, I've got a Western Digital WorldBook that I access from any
> computer on the network as `big-guy.local`.
> ... maybe I should just reboot it and wireshark its network traffic.

I think what you are seeing with your Western Digital WorldBook is that
your router is adding an entry to dnsmasq when the WorldBook does its
dhcp req/ack.

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