mdns proxying

April 17, 2006 | 2 Comments

One thing I didn’t mention in previous posts is the absolute FUN I had getting multicast-DNS (mdns/rendezvous) to propogate across the VPN tunnel to the living room. This is necessary for TiVo to discover the Galleon server running on my desktop.

I played with various solutions – after the mildly tedious process of getting the toolchain set up. I played with various programs called things like mdnsproxy or mdnsresponder. Not much luck with either of those two. What did work was something I wouldn’t have thought to search for: xboxproxy. It was originally designed to proxy xbox broadcasts messages but it does all kinds of broadcast messages really well. I set one process running on the main wrt54g listening on the LAN, and relaying to the livingroom. The livingroom instance listens on its LAN, and relays to the main wrt54g. They both repeat anything the counterpart received. It works absolutely beautifully.


  1. I was reading on the openwrt forums about your success with xboxproxy. Did you ever compile a package for the wrt53g. I was very interested in getting it working with the two wrt54gs’s I have.

    Thanks for you help.

    Comment by Chad — May 10, 2006 #

  2. Chad,

    I have an openwrt package compiled for the wrt54g. You can download it here:

    That’s the package I’m using on my openwrt’s. Let me know how it works for you.


    Comment by pablo — May 10, 2006 #

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