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 +====Resolving DNS Hostnames on LAN====
  
 +NEMS Linux uses two main Linux components to resolve *.local hostnames:
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 +  - **avahi-daemon** - This allows other computers to see NEMS Linux.local on the LAN
 +  - **libnss-mdns** - This allows NEMS Linux to see other *.local computers on the LAN
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 +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.
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 +  * **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 [[https://​support.apple.com/​kb/​DL999?​locale=en_US|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.
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 +**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.
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