Firstly I've been playing with Cisco and Windoz for over 10 years and thought I knew a thing or two about networking. Recently I replaced all my Windoz machines with Apple OS X 10.6. Unfortunately for me none of my knowledge to date is on OS X and has proved to be none transferable.
- The network is Multicast enabled with PIM-Space-Dense, MSDP Anycast RPs. There are no firewalls or active filtering.
- The OS X servers are running Snow Leopard Server 10.6.4
- The Clients are running Snow Leopard 10.6.4
I want to be able run Bonjour between subnets, separated by a routed core, to provide printer sharing.
I've read that Bonjour uses the Multicast group 184.108.40.206 on UDP port 5353. So I tried to 'ip forward-protocol udp 5353' but this did not work. I also tried 'ip directed-broadcast' with an ACL to match 220.127.116.11 and this did not work either. Then I remembered that addresses in the 224/8 range are specified as link local and should therefore have a TTL of 1 so routing between domains won't be possible?? Right??
So, I moved on to explore Wide-Area Bonjour with mDNS and found that this also uses the same 18.104.22.168:5353 address. I don't understand how this work or can I get it to work. I'm not sure I understand what is needed in the SVR DNS records.
Has anyone been able to get Bonjour services working between subnets?