How to setup mDNSResponder on FreeBSD?

Sagara Wijetunga sagara at
Sat Sep 12 15:13:08 UTC 2009

Hi all

I have installed the net/mDNSResponder port on a FreeBSD 7.2 i386 
computer. Set to launch the mdnsd on start up (in /etc/rc.conf).  
Changed "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf to "hosts: files mdns dns". 

"mDNSIdentify name.local" immediately shows the IP address of the other 
computer but "ping name.local" shows following message:
ping: cannot resolve name.local: Unknown host

Its the same for ssh too. Is there anything else to set up in FreeBSD?

Appreciate your reply.


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