Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Bonjour doesn't work over a routed connection
actually, it does - or, at least, can do. It's called Wide-area bonjour, and it takes additional configuration on the server to make it work. Personally, I know of no one that's actually gone through the pain and hassle, but it is doable if you so desire. A quick google for 'wide area bonjour' for more details.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2012 11:02 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I know what Wide-Area Bonjour is. It has nothing to do with the OP's question
Actually, it does - it directly relates to the second part of the original question. In either case I was commenting as much on your (mis)statement about bonjour as the original post.
That said, Slinkware might provide a neater solution to the wider problem of IP address conflicts, although that's not as easy to deploy on a broad basis.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc Davis wrote:
Also, will it be possible to use Bonjour over the VPN?
Bonjour doesn't work over a routed connection. You would need to use something like this:
Thanks for this link Linc. From descriptions and reviews it sounds like exactly what I was looking for to propagate Bonjour service discovery to a remote Mac. Being a little naive I had set up an OS X Server VPN expecting Bonjour to "just work" once a remote Mac connected!
In particular the Slinkware web site has a detailed description on how to set up certificate authentication which improves security (geeky but very well detailed).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:10 AM (in response to Kiwi Graham)
You can use a "bridge" vpn instead of a "routed" vpn.
The advantage is that all your "bonjour" services will work without any modification of DNS.
Openvpn do it and here is a guide on how to set it up.