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mdns question

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Very simple question: What is the difference between the mdns reflector and repeater service?

 

They seem quite similar to me. I'm on 1.9 firmware.

 

Which one do I need to make mdns work accross VLAN's?

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Re: mdns question

I believe that the mDNS reflector were prior to mDNS repeater.

 

My config to make AirPlay work cross subnets:

    mdns {
        repeater {
            interface eth1
            interface switch0
        }
    }

In your case, make sure you enable it for the VLANs instead (eth1.20, switch0.10, etc.).

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Re: mdns question

Thanks! :-)

 

Do you happen to know if this also works for HomeKit? I intend to put all IoT devices in a seperate "devices" VLAN for security reasons, but my iPhone and iPad will be connected to my regular "home" VLAN.

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Re: mdns question

I don't have any experience with HomeKit as of yet.

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Re: mdns question

I'm not sure if it works specifically for HomeKit, but I have my IOT devices on one VLAN and my Apple devices on another (Entertainment) separate from my computers, and I can Airplay across the subnets with mDNS reflection.