Request for mDNS name resolution from Internet-in-a-Box project
greenfeld at laptop.org
Wed Jul 31 19:03:01 EDT 2013
Looking into this a bit more, what I am seeing may be dependency specific.
If you are lucky enough to have a XO image that has extra items added,
nss-mdns may be present as a dependency. Otherwise it is not.
I could have sworn this worked at one point in this past though because I
have definitely pinged .local addresses when testing collaboration.
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Thanks. I hit this yesterday.
> We already have some mDNS support present for Sugar collaboration in a
> network when a School Server is absent; we have the Avahi packages,
> but as you rightly point out we don't have the name service switch
> module for mDNS, and so a gethostbyname(3) doesn't look at that
> I have looked for but cannot see evidence of it being removed, it
> seems it was simply not included.
> Does mDNS for Internet-in-a-Box work for you in the face of the
> enthusiastic suspend of our automatic power management feature?
> What would prevent a network intruder, or a malicious user of OLPC OS,
> from supplanting http://know.local ?
> Installing nss-mdns as an RPM during XO customisation is practical if
> you use the right customisation tools, which in order of complexity
> - unlock the laptops and use the xo-custom script in mktinycorexo,
> thanks to Jerry,
> - unlock the laptops and make your own build, with the patch below,
> - sign an xo-custom script with deployment keys.
> Waiting for the next OLPC OS build is an option, but I don't know when
> that will be. I've raised ticket #12730 to track the enhancement request.
> From bc224068e4976fce2cbbc4de9378f4cb425027fe Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>
> Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 08:31:01 +1000
> Subject: [PATCH] add mDNS support for host name resolution
> modules/base/kspkglist.10.core.inc | 3 +++
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/modules/base/kspkglist.10.core.inc
> index 857157c..1ff5b4c 100644
> --- a/modules/base/kspkglist.10.core.inc
> +++ b/modules/base/kspkglist.10.core.inc
> @@ -55,3 +55,6 @@ usb_modeswitch-data
> # provides firewall-offline-cmd, needed for kickstart
> +# support mDNS name resolution for local network content repositories
> James Cameron
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