Using the dummy0 interface for a local-only service to be broadcasted by Avahi

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at
Fri Dec 30 00:29:37 UTC 2016

On 12/29/2016 09:28 PM, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 12/29/2016 11:53 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> so that means then that via an IPv6 link-local address there is no way
>> to access the admin interface of the printer with a web browser?
>> So one can only access via CUPS?
> I think the answer here is: If an application speaks Zeroconf/Bonjour
> natively, it can do everything correctly (which is true for instance
> with CUPS itself). This is because avahi will expose the interface where
> the device was discovered to the application. If you want to rely on
> just mDNS names using NSS, it won't be sufficient to access devices via
> IPv6 link-local addresses.
> Of course devices usually broadcast all of their addresses, of which
> some will be routable anyway.
> Kind regards
> Philipp Kern


do you (does someone) know how to set up the dummy-based interface named 
"ippusbxd" so that it does multicast?


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