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Accessing Raspberry Web server with a ".local" address?

Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:13 pm

On my Raspberry PI, I installed avahi and nginx. Avahi was setup as suggested here: http://www.howtogeek.com/167190/how-and ... pberry-pi/

Things are working great from my Linux and OS X machines: I can open a webbrowser and get to my PI's default index.html page at "dana.local". Perfect.

However, from my Windows 7 machines, when I go to "dana.local" or "http://dana.local" instead I'm redirected to some website probably due to my ISP: http://www.dnsrsearch.com/index.php?ori ... .local/&r=.

I've already installed iTunes on my Windows machine in an attempt to get "Bonjour" to detect my PI. And oddly enough, from a windows command prompt, pings are returned from the .local address:

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C:\Users\Bob>ping dana.local

Pinging dana.local [fe80::250:b6ff:fe5b:be80%13] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from xx80::250:b6xx:fe5b:be80%13: time=2ms
Reply from xx80::250:b6xx:fe5b:be80%13: time=1ms
And yet, within a web browser (both IE and Firefox) I am not taken to my PI's default index.html even though this works great from Linux and OS X.

Can anyone suggest something to troubleshoot this?

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Re: Accessing Raspberry Web server with a ".local" address?

Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:22 pm

You need to install the Bonjour Printer Driver for Windows. Google it and it's usually the top result.

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