Resolving DNS Hostnames on LAN
NEMS Linux uses two main Linux components to resolve *.local hostnames:
- This allows other computers to see NEMS Linux.local on the LAN
- This allows NEMS Linux to see other *.local computers on the LAN
In order for NEMS Linux to be able to resolve a DNS hostname rather than IP address, multicast must be enabled on the client system.
Microsoft Windows Target
- If you already have iTunes installed, you do not need to do anything else (since it's included). Otherwise, you can install Apple's Bonjour service
or you can enable Microsoft's own Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution (LLMNR) service.
Linux Target - Install avahi-daemon. It will automatically enable itself during installation. It's in your favorite package manager already.
macOS Target - No need to install anything; it's already included.
Important Note About Firewall - If the target computer has a firewall enabled, you'll also need to allow UDP traffic through ports 5353 and 53791.