Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] rhythmbox connecting to iTunes shared music on another machine

On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 09:55:06PM +0000, Barney Dalton wrote:
> Ryan Skadberg wrote:
> >Did you set the gconf setting to browse for DAAP shares?  I still 
> >think we are missing a GUI for this and it has to be set by hand.
> >
> >Run this:
> >
> >gconftool-2 -g /apps/rhythmbox/sharing/enable_browsing
> >
> >If it is false, you need to run
> >
> I ran this and it returned true.  I think the problem is at the avahi 
> layer or below, most probably something to do with my network setup. 

For mDNS to work, the machines need to be in the same broadcast domain,
otherwise they either can't see each other's mDNS packets, or they
ignore them.

You can check this by pinging one machine from the other.  If the TTL on
the return packets is 64 or 255 or similar, then mDNS should work.  If
it's 63 or 254 etc., then it won't.  You may be able to configure your
router to bridge the wireless and wired interfaces, which should get
mDNS to work for you if this is the case.  I can't offer any advice on
how you might go about doing this.

The mDNS spec also suggests checking that the source IP address of an
mDNS packet is on the same subnet, so it's a good idea to check that
both machines have their netmasks set properly.  You'd probably have far
greater problems already if this were wrong, though.

You should also check that your IP addresses and netmasks are set up so
that the machines are in the same subnet.  Since the laptop is, it should have a netmask of, and the XP
machine should be 192.168.1.x with the same netmask.

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