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Multicast DNS (mDNS) Beacon to announce multiple CNAME aliases across your local network.

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mDNS Beacon

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Multicast DNS (mDNS) Beacon to announce multiple CNAME aliases across your local network. Under development. Use by your own risk❗


  • ✅ Announce multiple aliases on the local network.
  • ✅ Listening utility to discover services during development.
  • ❌ Configuration file.
  • ❌ Windows support.


Install mdns-beacon from the Python Package Index:

$ pip install mdns-beacon


$ mdns-beacon --help
Usage: mdns-beacon [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Simple multicast DNS (mDNS) command line interface utility.

  --version  Show the version and exit.
  --help     Show this message and exit.

  blink   Announce aliases on the local network.
  listen  Listen for services on the local network.

Announce an example service:

$ mdns-beacon blink example --alias sub1.example --address --type http --protocol tcp
⠋ Announcing services (Press CTRL+C to quit) ...

Listen to a specific service type:

$ mdns-beacon listen --service _http._tcp.local.

                                       🚨📡 mDNS Beacon Listener 📡🚨
┃ # ┃ Type              ┃ Name                           ┃ Address IPv4 ┃ Port ┃ Server              ┃ TTL ┃
│ 0 │ _http._tcp.local. │ example._http._tcp.local.      │    │ 80   │ example.local.      │ 120 │
│ 1 │ _http._tcp.local. │ sub1.example._http._tcp.local. │    │ 80   │ sub1.example.local. │ 120 │

⠧ Listen for services (Press CTRL+C to quit) ...


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