[Samba] Multicast DNS required?

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Wed Sep 24 00:34:55 MDT 2014


all reserved TLD's .

read: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-chapin-rfc2606bis-00 



>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: ryana at reachtechfp.com 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Ryan Ashley
>Verzonden: woensdag 24 september 2014 0:41
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Multicast DNS required?
>mDNS is also called Bonjour on Apple systems (or Windows system with 
>iTunes and such installed). This is used for something unrelated to 
>actual DNS. In Linux we have "avahi" that does the same thing. 
>a domain ending in ".local" can have issues due to zeroconf things 
>(printers, wireless TV's, etc) use that domain. In other words, never, 
>ever end a domain name in ".local". I use ".lan" for my domains. The 
>issue is common on older domains that have been upgraded dozens of 
>times. Even I had issues with it for a while. I do not believe Samba 
>needs mDNS/zeroconf support though.
>You can read more on the matter at the link below. One of my 
>clients (I 
>picked them up a few years ago) had a domain ending in 
>".local" and they 
>had begun using Apple devices (phones, iPads) and had all kinds of 
>issues due to the ".local" domain being used by them. Long 
>story short, 
>I got lucky when their DC died and I got to do a new domain. Now 
>everything is as smooth as butter!
>On 09/23/2014 03:34 PM, James wrote:
>> Hello,
>>     I noticed all my DC's have port 5353 closed. I'm using the 
>> internal DNS and wasn't sure if multicast DNS must be enabled? I do 
>> not appear to be having any DNS issues. My only concern is with the 
>> wiki on Multicast DNS.
>> "By default, mDNS only and exclusively resolves host names 
>ending with 
>> the |.local| top-level domain (TLD). This can cause problems if that 
>> domain includes hosts that do not implement mDNS but can be 
>found via 
>> a conventional unicast DNS server. Resolving such conflicts requires 
>> network configuration changes that violate the zero configuration 
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_configuration_networking> goal."
>> Given my domain is 'domain.local'. I wasn't sure if I should 
>find out 
>> why the port is closed.  Thanks.
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