mDNS Repeater

Starting with VyOS 1.2 a Multicast DNS (mDNS) repeater functionality is provided.

Multicast DNS uses the address, which is “administratively scoped” and does not leave the subnet. It re-broadcast mDNS packets from one interface to other interfaces. This enables support for e.g. Apple Airplay devices across multiple VLANs.

To enable mDNS repeater you need to configure at least two interfaces. To re- broadcast all mDNS packets from eth0 to eth1 and vice versa run:

set service mdns repeater interface eth0
set service mdns repeater interface eth1

mDNS repeater can be temporarily disabled without deleting the service using

set service mdns repeater disable


You can not run this in a VRRP setup, if multiple mDNS repeaters are launched in a subnet you will experience the mDNS packet storm death!