Bonjour and Avahi across Local Bridge

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nstuyvesant
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Bonjour and Avahi across Local Bridge

Post by nstuyvesant » Sun May 26, 2019 1:49 pm

Running SoftEther Server and Bridge 4.29 Build 9680 between two locations using Mac Minis running Ubuntu Server 19.04. Each has three physical Ethernet interfaces named lan, softether, and wifi. Local Bridge uses the softether interfaces.

The Local Bridge is up and running and working well with one exception - at each location, can't see Bonjour and Avahi multicasted services for the other site.

Can anyone recommend a configuration change that would permit this?

centeredki69
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Re: Bonjour and Avahi across Local Bridge

Post by centeredki69 » Sun May 26, 2019 7:09 pm

Just to verify,
You created a L2 "cassade connection" from the "SE Bridge" software to the "SE server" Software?

You also created a "local Bridge" at BOTH location connecting their "Virtual HUBs " to their NICs named Softether?

Did you edit the name of this extra NIC "softether" or did it happen by default ? Are the Softether NICs a Wired or Wifi devices?

nstuyvesant
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Re: Bonjour and Avahi across Local Bridge

Post by nstuyvesant » Mon May 27, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks for the reply.Yes, this is a cascade connection between the SE Bridge and SE Server using Local Bridge to connect the two Virtual Hubs (both named "VPN") using a physical wired Ethernet interface renamed to softether (on both servers using netplan).

Here's the Netplan config for vpn-bridge:

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network:
  version: 2
  renderer: networkd
  ethernets:
    lan:
      match:
        macaddress: c8:2a:14:00:00:00
      addresses:
      - 192.168.1.253/24
      dhcp4: false
      gateway4: 192.168.1.254
      nameservers:
        addresses:
        - 192.168.1.254
      set-name: lan
    softether:
      match:
        macaddress: a8:60:b6:00:00:00
      dhcp4: false
      optional: true
      set-name: softether
    wifi:
      match:
        macaddress: 40:6c:8f:00:00:00
      dhcp4: true
      optional: true
      set-name: wifi
But an update... looks like mDNS (Bonjour and Avahi) are working after all. Perhaps it was just a delay.
Last edited by nstuyvesant on Mon May 27, 2019 4:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

centeredki69
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Re: Bonjour and Avahi across Local Bridge

Post by centeredki69 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:18 pm

Glad to hear your all fixed.

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