Does Bonjour work over an extended network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by morrisman1, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    At university here we have a network setup which is shared across all the halls. My local address is 10.8.40.xx and my mates address 10.8.24.xx. I am on router 10.8.47.xx and he is on 10.8.24.xx.

    No bonjour services seem to work over the network but i can run pings and traceroutes to his address.

    I want to get EyeTV shared library because he is savings lots of tv shows off the air and i dont have a tv tuner. Is there any way to get the application to look a little further abroad than what it is currently? Apparently it uses bonjour so maybe that is contributing. Ichat bonjour doesnt work between the macs either
     
  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Different subnet, so no. The IT guys there are smart. :) Can't have a flat network THAT large... that cRAzY.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    why dont you just connect directly to him?? SO much simpler.
     
  4. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    If you can ping and traceroute to him then you can probably make this work by using Network Beacon over an SSH connection. This is what I've used to access my home iTunes share from work.
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    If you're local though, I'd avoid adding SSH to the mix. It severely degrades network performance, and watching video is one of those items that can require more bandwidth.
     
  6. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Or you could argue that if you're local, you've got plenty of bandwidth so it doesn't matter anyways. :) For instance, I run VNC over SSH since VNC by itself isn't terribly secure, but it does noticeably degrade the connection since my VNC server's upload bandwidth is quite limited. Doing the same thing on my LAN would be no problem whatsoever.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You're missing the point. Network bandwidth is not the issue.

    On a gigabit LAN, I can only manage about 3-4 MB/sec using SSH when copying files via sftp. Using FTP, I can easily get 15 - 20 MB/sec. I've experienced this across the board, no matter what equipment was used for either the client or the server. For that matter, I tested between two HP-UX boxes connected via 4Gb fiber to separate EVAs, and the boxes were networked by one Cisco 6509-E running gigabit to both boxes, and still experienced a slow down. If I use my laptop to connect to my Dell desktop over 100 Mb wired through a Linksys router, it still only gets 3-4 MB/sec. The limitation is the speed of SSH.

    Now, say you've got 40 Gb of bandwidth, SSH can only encrypt/decrypt so fast, and thus if I can only get 3-4 MB/sec out of it, then anything above 100 Mb is useless.
     
  8. morrisman1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks. Im going to try that network beacon thing next time i have a chance to talk to him.

    Are there any settings that i should be using and do i need to set anything up on my mates computer other than sharing of his eyeTV library?
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    allow file sharing, get his username and password and away you go. nice and fast too.
     

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