Zeroconf Rocks!

June 28, 2013

I have a lot of computers on my network now - my laptop and desktop, my wife's 3(!) computers, her iPad, two Linux servers and miscellaneous other devices, along with my Raspberry Pi and two BeagleBone Blacks, so managing all these was starting to be a pain. So, just on a hunch, I wanted to see if Bonjour/Zeroconf/Avahi could help. I did some investigation, and it turns out that you can access any machines that advertise on Zeroconf by name.local. Since I work predominantly on Macs, I was already pretty comfortable with the idea of dynamically finding