emptypina
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Remote access

Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:20 pm

I'm a complete beginner with Pi and Linux. I need to use my Raspberry Pi to run web pages on a monitor that will display from my internal office network. I can connect to my network using an ethernet cable. From my Mac, I pull up finder to look for my Raspberry Pi but it isn't there. I need to be able to connect to the Pi from my Mac because the monitor is mounted on a wall and there isn't a place to mount a keyboard and mouse.

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Re: Remote access

Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:35 pm

Try running avahi-daemon, your Apple stuff (running Bonjour) should then be able to find your RPi on your network.
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Re: Remote access

Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:18 pm

Thanks. Very much a beginner here. From reading another post, I typed into Raspberian-
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libnss-mdns
That post said this would also install avahi.

I rebooted both my Mac and my Pi. Opened finder. Couldn't see the Raspberry Pi in the list of servers.

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Re: Remote access

Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:08 pm

Additionally, how would I run Avahi-daemon? Would that be by typing a command in the run box on the Pi?

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Re: Remote access

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:04 pm

DougieLawson wrote:Try running avahi-daemon, your Apple stuff (running Bonjour) should then be able to find your RPi on your network.
I did this:
sudo apt-get install avahi-daemon

I go into my mac and cannot see the raspberry pi on my local network. I'm hard wired in to a local netwrok.

Any suggestions? I've been fooling around with this all week. Thanks.

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Re: Remote access

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi,
I not sure, but, I think that mac only see rpi or other if have some service to access.
Service like, a file sharing using samba (nfs, ftp), printer, etc.
You need to access RPi from mac to do what?
To access shell via ssh not need to finder find rpi, only need current rpi ip or name assigned to ip.
Open a shell (Terminal) on mac and try
ping raspberrypi.local
raspberrypi or nome of rpi hostname.
If have a response, try ssh
ssh pi@raspberrypi.local
Assuming that have ssh client on mac.

If need access to desktop, install x11vnc on rpi and a vnc client on mac.

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