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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Thursday, 1 May 2003


ZeroConf is cool

Anybody know how to get ZeroConf working on Linux, so that I can advertise services on my server to the Macs at home?


Jonathan Sergent said:

See – there’s a Java implementation of multicast DNS. It’s got a wonderfully creative name–JRendezvous. You can advertise some services from the command line.

Thursday, May 1 2003 at 11:46 AM

Dan Brickley said:

Damian Steer’s foaffinger[1] app might be of interest. It uses jrendevous too. Worked fine for me on Linux.

What I’d really like to do is figure out how to expose (and create!) an MP3 streaming service from my linux box to my Mac(iTunes4) laptop…


Monday, May 5 2003 at 4:19 AM

Marc Hadley said:

Take a look at

Thursday, May 8 2003 at 12:08 PM

Russell Brown said:

JRendezvous has moved too

Monday, January 26 2004 at 7:07 AM

Robin Perkins said:

Download Apple’s mDNSResponder - it has a Linux port (actually Posix as well as Windows, VxWorks. MacOS X and MacOS Classic) and allows you to use a common API across all platforms. It is also under a FSF approved opensource license (APSL).

Get it from

Sunday, April 25 2004 at 11:37 AM