resolving .local addresses

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Jun 30 15:57:33 UTC 2009

On 06/28/2009 08:54 AM, NoOp wrote:
> Perhaps:
> [problems resolving fully qualified domain names in environments where
> .local is used as a TLD]
> are of interest.
> Also:
> <>

Sorry I forgot to add these:
Avahi will not start if a .local domain is present

The avahi-daemon package, which implements the mDNS "zeroconf" standard,
includes a check to avoid running when a conflicting .local DNS domain
is present. It is reported that some ISPs advertise such a .local domain
on their networks, which will leave Ubuntu 9.04 hosts unable to see
names advertised on the local network (327362).

To force the use of mDNS on a network configured this way, users can run
the commands:

sudo sed -i -e'/AVAHI_DAEMON_DETECT_LOCAL/s/1/0/' /etc/default/avahi-daemon
sudo service avahi-daemon start
<Some ISPs have .local domain which disables avahi-daemon>

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