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Manpage of mDNSResponder

mDNSResponder

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
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BSD mandoc
Darwin  

NAME

mDNSResponder - Multicast DNS daemon  

SYNOPSIS

 

DESCRIPTION

(also known as mdnsd on some systems) is a daemon invoked at boot time to implement Multicast DNS and DNS Service Discovery.

listens UDP port 5353 for Multicast DNS Query packets. When it receives a query for which it knows an answer, issues the appropriate Multicast DNS Reply packet.

also performs Multicast DNS Queries on behalf of client processes, and maintains a cache of the replies.

has no user-specifiable command-line argument, and users should not run manually.

To examine 's internal state, for debugging and disagnostic purposes, send it a SIGINFO signal, and it will then dump a snapshot summary of its internal state to /var/log/system.log , e.g.

sudo killall -INFO mDNSResponder
 

FILES

/usr/sbin/mDNSResponder  

SEE ALSO

mDNS(1)

For information on Multicast DNS, see http://www.multicastdns.org/

For information on DNS Service Discovery, see http://www.dns-sd.org/

For information on how to use the Multicast DNS and the DNS Service Discovery APIs on Mac OS X and other platforms, see http://developer.apple.com/macosx/rendezvous/

For the source code to , see http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/rendezvous/  

BUGS

bugs are tracked in Apple Radar component "mDNSResponder".  

HISTORY

The daemon first appeared in Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar).

Also available from the Darwin open source repository (though not officially supported by Apple) are daemons for other platforms, including Mac OS 9, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, and other POSIX systems.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO
BUGS
HISTORY

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