On 18 Nov, 2009, at 13:30, Peter Dambier wrote:
Apple supports it.
Linux supports it (mostly).
BSD supports it (mostly).
So half the world supports it.
When Microsoft too supports it, it is a standard.
I do support it (becomming a standard).
Some additional data points:
Anyone using iTunes on Windows also has Multicast DNS on Windows,
which is quite a lot of people.
And there are the hand-held devices like iPhones and Google Android
phones, where peer-to-peer games and other network applications use
Also, other devices like network printers use Multicast DNS too. (If
you have a network printer, click on the Bonjour button in the Safari
sidebar and see if your printer's status and configuration web page
appears. If you're on Windows, you can get Safari from <http://
And if you have a TiVo, they use Multicast DNS too.
These days, if you use computers at all, you've got to be trying
*really* hard not to own or use some device that has Multicast DNS in
Stuart Cheshire <cheshire(_at_)apple(_dot_)com>
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