Resolving IP addresses with Bonjour and mDNS

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

OS X uses this strange mDNS thing that I haven't studied much, but what I have gathered is that host and nslookup don't work for resolving hostnames over mDNS. The way to do this is to use dns-sd -G, like:

$ dns-sd -G v4 foobar.local

Tags: bonjour, dns, ip, mdns, resolve | Posted at 17:37 | Comments (1)


Max on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 04:33

Excelent! Note that you might want your command window 101 characters wide. Example output:

Timestamp A/R Flags if Hostname Address TTL

12:32:23.921 Add 2 12 unitname.local. 120

You will need to use CTRL+C to exit.

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