How to setup mDNSResponder on FreeBSD?

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Sun Sep 13 11:00:49 UTC 2009

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 11:14:33PM +0800, Sagara Wijetunga typed:
> 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". 
> Rebooted.
> "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?

Yes. It's called bind.



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