[Server-devel] How do the clients find a School Server in "appliance mode"

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Tue Dec 31 01:08:24 EST 2013

On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 08:26:33PM -0800, Braddock wrote:
> [...]
> A big problem we've faced with IIAB appliances on XO deployments is
> that the OLPC OS does not turn on mDNS name resolution by default in
> /etc/nsswitch.conf (although the necessary software is installed).
> On the XO laptop, all that is required is a `yum install nss-mdns`
> to rectify the situation.

This is tracked as OLPC #12730 and a fix has been pushed for

> If you are creating a new image for the XO laptops, I strongly urge
> you to install nss-mdns to activate mDNS resolution.

Agreed.  OLPC has no plans to make a new image at the moment, but
deployments may consider adopting the fix in their olpc-os-builder

> [...]

James Cameron

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