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Zeroconf and Bonjour for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Zeroconf and Bonjour training course description

A hands on training course focusing on Microsoft and Apple implementations of Zeroconf. The course covers all three main areas: Interface configuration, name resolution and service discovery. Hands on with Apple Bonjour and Microsoft UPnP compliment all the major theory sessions.

What will you learn
  • Explain how mDNS and LLMNR work.
  • Explain how DNS-SD and SSDP work.
  • Recognise the role of service discovery gateways.
Zeroconf and Bonjour training course details

Zeroconf and Bonjour training course contents

  • What is Zeroconf?
  • Zeroconf, architecture, Microsoft UPnP, Apple, Bonjour, devices, components. Home networks, enterprise networks, BYOD.

  • Plug and play without Zeroconf
  • DHCP, DNS, A, PTR, SRV records, DDNS.
    Hands on DHCP configuration.

  • Address selection
  • IPv4 link local addresses, IPv6 link local addresses. Hands: Addresses without DHCP.

  • Name resolution
  • mDNS, finding names, announcing names, .local DNS namespace, LLMNR.
    Hands on Names without DNS.

  • Role of multicasting
  • Multicast addresses, multicasts and switches, multicasts and routers.
    Hands on Multicasts, TTL.

  • Service discovery
  • DNS-SD, SRV and TXT lookups, SSDP, HTTP.
    Hands on Browsing for services

  • Zeroconf in a routed environment
  • Service Discovery gateways, configuration, service filters, DNS-LLQ, NAT-PMP.

  • Miscellaneous
  • Security, automatic multicast addresses, wireless auto configuration.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

S. A. - Arqiva

"Went above expectations great course I learnt a lot."

R. E. - BBC

"Provided an in depth introduction to a topic not frequently taught. It succeeded in vastly improving my understanding."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.