Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#2333 closed defect (fixed)

avahi-daemon on WAN interface

Reported by: jablko Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone:
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The avahi-daemon package is great, thanks for maintaining it! Unfortunately, it appears not to run on my router's WAN interface.

I installed OpenWrt Kamikaze 7.07 on my Linksys WRT54GL and installed avahi-daemon with:

ipkg install avahi-daemon

It's great, the router advertises its web (X-Wrt) and ssh services to machines connected to the LAN or wireless interfaces, but not the WAN interface.

I tried a couple different times, restarting the router and avahi-daemon etc. In every case, OpenWrt services were published to machines on the LAN but not the WAN interface.

I checked the config file for statements limiting avahi-daemon to particular network interfaces, none found.

From what I know of avahi-daemon, it should run on any interface with an IP address. In my case that includes "lan-br0" and "eth0.1" (WAN interface).

Maybe OpenWrt comes with some firewall rule blocking multicast traffic on eth0.1? No luck finding this however.

The WAN port is really the port where avahi-daemon is most useful, since it's configured by DHCP. Multicast DNS is a convenient way to find the router's dynamically assigned IP.

Thanks, Jack

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by florian

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Can you retry with an updated avahi-daemon ? Thanks.

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