Last modified: March 19, 2022

What is Avahi?

Avahi is a system which facilitates host and service discovery in local networks via mDNS (Multicast DNS) and DNS-SD (DNS Service Discovery). In a simple term, when we multiple networks/VLANS, let's we have mobile in Main LAN, and ChromeCast or Apple TV, we need to cast it. This package helps to do so.

1. Go to System -> Package Manager -> Available Packages menu

  • Search for Avahi package

Click Install to install the package

Confirm the install

It sucessfully install pfsense package

2. Go to Service -> Avahi

  • Select the network/VLANS you wish to configure
  • Repeat mdns packets across subnets

pfsense package