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So we have begun rolling out AppleTV's for teachers to project wirelessly from their iPads and were reminded of the problem of Airplay not being able to pass across VLANS. No big deal for our teachers as they are in the same VLAN as the AppleTV's, but students are not. Will Dupuis (system admin extraordinaire) seems to remember a discussion about a device that would act as a router for Bonjour traffic. However, we can't seem to find such a beast. Anyone have any ideas on how to make this work? Aerohive advertises the functionality, but we're not going to replace all of our Aruba gear with theirs simply for that feature. Thanks, Ryan Ryan Bennett Director of Informational Technology Mercersburg Academy 717-328-6310 office 717-372-1802 cell bennettr@mercersburg.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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It's called the Cisco Bonjour Gateway.

We're working on other methods of using AppleTVs on an Aruba network... stay tuned...

Jeremy
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Ryan,

It was the Aerohive Bonjour Gateway that we were talking about. It works independently of Aerohive's wireless system. 


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Lancaster Country Day School
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Message from shawt@d-e.org

Hello All.

In addition to providing simple routing of Bonjour traffic, I wonder if anyone is doing anything to reduce the chattiness of the protocol. With large numbers of apple TV devices (whether on the same subnet or routed), my net admin is concerned about the amount of traffic they will generate.

Any ideas?

Trevor

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shawt@d-e.org on September 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM -0400 wrote: >In addition to providing simple routing of Bonjour traffic, I wonder if >anyone is doing anything to reduce the chattiness of the protocol. With >large numbers of apple TV devices (whether on the same subnet or routed), >my net admin is concerned about the amount of traffic they will generate. I think the traffic issue is really not significant. That is, the amount of traffic will be very small. Its mostly just "hey, are you there?" type traffic. It might be frequeny, but with almost no payloads. You can use DNS-SD to simulate this. If you set up the records on your DNS server, then you create the objects you want your clients to see and it will point them to the right IP. We've done this for printers for the same reason: allows our students and faculty who are in a different subnet than our printers to see them on Bonjour. There are some limitations (no spaces in names, for example), but it's basically free. As long as you know what Bonjour name you should be setting up (sniff traffic) and the IP, its not difficult to implement. Dave Myers (network engineer EXTRA-extraordinaire) set it up here and I'm sure would be happy to send some pointers. ===================== Peter Hoopes Director of Technology St. Andrew's School phoopes@standrews-de.org ===================== ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Trevor,

That is a concern of ours, as well. 

Jeremy



On Sep 4, 2012, at 4:12 PM, Trevor Shaw <shawt@D-E.ORG> wrote:

Hello All.

In addition to providing simple routing of Bonjour traffic, I wonder if anyone is doing anything to reduce the chattiness of the protocol. With large numbers of apple TV devices (whether on the same subnet or routed), my net admin is concerned about the amount of traffic they will generate.

Any ideas?

Trevor

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