Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 819178
Please add nss-mdns to RHEL 7
Last modified: 2016-01-28 08:22:15 EST
Description of problem:
Using MDNS is useful not only in the local area networks, but especially with virtual machines where changing IP addresses happen quite easily.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
"Could not resolve hostname" error although the SSH service is visible in avahi-browse -a output (or in avahi-discover).
Just getting a connection to ssh server on other machine
I would even argue that this should be a default part of all desktop installations.
I am not saying that this need to be enabled per default (or even installed per default, although that would be nice for naive users), but it would be nice if the package was available and supported at all.
Obviously not solved in rhel7.0 - moving to 7.1
*** Bug 1043027 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We need more details on the use-case that requires this package. Why is it needed? What other packages will be requested to satisfy the requirement? The closest I could find is:
I don't think that this worth doing. There is no customer request behind this inclusion and nss-mdns is shipped in epel.
I agree, also it doesn't look like there was anybody able to provide use-cases required by Siddharth.
Closing as WONTFIX
(In reply to Václav Pavlín from comment #14)
> I agree, also it doesn't look like there was anybody able to provide
> use-cases required by Siddharth.
> Closing as WONTFIX
Oh well. I don't have a BUSINESS case, but we use Avahi .local names all around the house and it is really cool. My suspicion is that nobody asks for it because nobody knows they can have it. Oh well.