|May 23, 2008, 03:39 PM||#1|
Wide Area Bonjour Network
Me and a few of my friends want to collaborate on a project and I was wondering if we could connect to each other using bonjour ?
We are all using a mac running leopard, but I can't find any easy way of doing it.
|May 26, 2008, 05:03 PM||#6|
In short, there is no very easy way to configure Bonjour across subnets.
You'll have to setup some sort of mDNS Server where both computers can communicate with as a "Bonjour" server, like in Leopard Server's DNS server.
Or use something like iChat which uses online accounts.
Maybe something like Google Docs can help you out..?
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|May 30, 2008, 03:27 PM||#7|
Personally I'm not that clear on Network Beacon I just heard that people had used it previously.
I did once get a bonjour network going with hosts being able to connect from anywhere using OpenVPN on a third host.
I.e. Client Machine 1 -> VPN -> OpenVPN Host
And Client Machine 2 -> VPN -> OpenVPN Host
You must use a TAP based VPN (rather than a TUN network) as the multicast Bonjour packets are not forwarded by OpenVPN on a TUN network.
You should then configure the server mode to be 'server-bridge'. For example
server-bridge 192.168.5.1 255.255.255.0 192.168.5.30 192.168.5.40
This creates a VPN with 192.168.5.1 as the VPN server and each host joining the network gets an address in the 192.168.5.30-40 range.
Bonjour packets route fine over this network and I successfully used it to listen to my remote iTunes shares.
Every host you want to connect to the virtual bonjour network will need to join the VPN. I was using TunnelBlink to manage the VPN on the OS X clients.
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