Changing a systems broadcasted bonjour icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Apocrathia, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    I have a mac mini running leopard server that is gong to be replacing an ubuntu server machine that sits in my closet. the ubuntu machine is great because i can configure avahi to broadcast itself as an xserve and it shows up in finder as a server. i have no idea how to change the broadcasted system type in osx though. sure it's a little gimmicky, but i suppose i just enjoy seeing the little xserve icon in my sidebar.
    i know that the icons are located in /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ and i could just rename the xserve icon to the macmini icon, but then every mac mini on my network would show up as an xserve.
    i know this seems pointless, but it's just one of those things that i want to know how it works.
     
  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know anything about this?

    I have a QNAP NAS that shows up with the generic apple monitor icon and I want it to broadcast the xserve icon or if at all possible a custom icon. I feel like the custom icon thing is going to be a no go but I figure I can at least edit the bonjour config on the NAS to broadcast with model=Xserve but I don't know where to being.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction that'd be awesome. Thanks.
     
  3. Verschoren macrumors regular

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    Your Mac only broadcasts it's "type" to other Macs in the surrounding network.
    The icon is stored on the "receiving" Mac, so you can't really send out a custom icon, but maybe there's a few to fake your device ID?
     
  4. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Right, so like in the bonjour config file of a mac mini, it has got to say like model=mac mini or something like that. I would want to edit the config on my NAS to broadcast it as model=Xserve or something. I just dont know the correct syntax for this or anything. Also not sure if in the bonjour config on my NAS if it even specifies model or anything.

    I figured a custom icon would be out of question, but I still would like it to show up with an Xserve icon rather than the generic one.

    EDIT: maybe this could be some help
     

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