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Create the illusion that Bonjour works over a VPN
Authored by: deleted_user14 on Jun 27, '08 08:52:41AM

I am using OpenVPN running in bridged mode, and connecting using Tunnelblick. Bonjour-style names work fine. The remote computers all show up in Bonjour Browser right when the VPN connects, and you can ssh some-computer.local without a hitch.



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Create the illusion that Bonjour works over a VPN
Authored by: meitar on Jun 30, '08 09:48:16PM

Yeah, OpenVPN is by far my favorite VPN solution. However, most people who use Macs and a VPN are using the Apple-provided VPN server which only does PPTP or L2TP/IPSec tunneling. OpenVPN uses SSL to create the secure tunnel and is generally a more configurable product…. The point still stands, though, that without "esoteric networking knowledge" you'll probably find mDNS queries blocked by a VPN.

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Create the illusion that Bonjour works over a VPN
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 01, '08 12:29:54PM
See, the problem I have with this is that you're providing a solution to use mDNS hostnames in another domain; thereby creating a kind of bridge. Now, it's hardly "esoteric" to distil that down to "Oh, I need an mDNS bridge", is it?

However, going digging in to the static files in /etc (many of which are ignored or deprecated in OS X) is seen as somehow (for want of a better word) unesoteric? Yeah sure, it'll work ... until it doesn't.

I'm not laughing, I'm just puzzled why you'd go to all this effort to avoid learning something useful?

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Create the illusion that Bonjour works over a VPN
Authored by: meitar on Sep 23, '08 07:56:32PM

You make a good point. I'm not trying to avoid learning something useful, I just haven't learned it yet and this was a solution that works for my admittedly simple situation. Also, I suppose it depends on what "estoric" means to you. Messing with /etc/hosts is far less esoteric to my mind than mDNS if only because it is more primitive.

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