[ubuntu-uk] Filezilla Issue

Juan J. Martínez reidrac at usebox.net
Thu Jan 5 18:18:51 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 18:05 +0000, Stuart Ward wrote:
> Well this is all to do with name resolution services.
> If you have all your machines getting their IP address from a NAT
> router device, then this will be assigning IP addresses. Some od these
> will also maintain a DNS entry for the machine names that t assignes,
> usally you need to specify a domain to the router and then it becomes
> the canonical source for these names. Set this to something that is
> not a valid domain, like home.lan and then your machines will all be
> <computer name>.home.lan
> Alternatively use windows name resolution.

There's also avahi-daemon (that implements zeroconf specs), and it will
provide services such as multicast DNS and autodiscovery services.

I guess it depends on the client (I don't know if filezilla uses it!),
but some important software support Avahi (ie. Gnome VFS, and because of
that... Ubuntu and Unity).

First time I tried avahi-browse (it's a small command line tool), I was
very surprised. We have some Mac OS laptops in our office network and
they were advertising resources such as music libraries without the
owners knowing about it :)



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