MDNS (Bonjour) and Printing

MDNS is a nice to have feature for small local networks.

Install OpenMDNS

pkg_add openmdns

Enable MDNS

Edit /etc/rc.conf.local



You can test the mdns service by enumerating the local network:

mdnsctl browse

Some familiar devices should appear in the list.

Install CUPS

Common Unix Printing System

pkg_add cups

Enable the daemon

rcctl enable cupsd
rcctl start  cupsd

Browse to http://localhost:631/admin and add a new printer. The network printer should appear under 'add printer'

Printing from GUI programs

Install the package. No further configuration is needed.

pkg_add gtk+3-cups

Apps such as web browsers and PDF readers should be able to print.