Interface selection for mdns reflector

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Status: New Idea

The mdns reflector service configurable via CLI is very useful for enabling automatic device discovery across multiple subnets, but currently it's all-or-nothing. When enabled, it will forward requests over all interfaces, including WAN. This is generally a bad idea, since it leaks information about the local network into the ISP's local subnet.

avahi-daemon.conf does contain an allow-interfaces option to control which interfaces the service operates on. This should be added to the EdgeOS configuration. As a bonus, this would allow avahi to operate on vtun interfaces (which it normally ignores).

on ‎05-03-2014 12:08 PM

Also, it would be nice to move to avahi version 0.6.29 or newer, since older versions apparently have a bug preventing them from working with point to point interfaces anyway.

on ‎09-30-2014 11:18 AM
on ‎11-23-2015 07:50 AM
"service mdns repeater" seems to do that, no?