BCRelay

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Borgi
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BCRelay

Post by Borgi » February 19th, 2018, 9:58 am

Hello,
as we recently got mdns-repeater, would it be possible to add bcrelay to pakfire, too? (Normally shipped with the pptpd package)

We have some Canon multifunction printers (broadcasting from and to clients while searching) connected to blue0 and most of our clients are in green0. We don't want to combine blue with green so bcrelay would be really useful.

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Borgi

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Re: BCRelay

Post by MichaelTremer » February 23rd, 2018, 10:38 am

Yes, if you want to submit a patch, it would be possible to merge this into the distribution.
Totally would not recommend to use this.

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Re: BCRelay

Post by Borgi » February 24th, 2018, 3:22 pm

MichaelTremer wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 10:38 am
Totally would not recommend to use this.
What's the reason? Shouldn't this be somehow equal to mdns-repeater but with a different purpose?
I don't know of any other way to get those printers to work between green and blue and not to combine them.

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Re: BCRelay

Post by MichaelTremer » February 25th, 2018, 11:01 pm

Hi,

no it relays multicasts and not broadcasts. I am not sure what sort of side-effects this will have to just forward all broadcasts. They are meant to not cross over to other networks. But it is worth a try.

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