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       Net::Bonjour - Module for DNS service discovery (Apple's Bonjour)


               use Net::Bonjour;

               my $res = Net::Bonjour->new(<service>[, <protocol>]);


               foreach my $entry ( $res->entries ) {
                       printf "%s %s:%s\n", $entry->name, $entry->address, $entry->port;

       Or the cyclical way:

               use Net::Bonjour;

               my $res = Net::Bonjour->new(<service>[, <protocol>]);


               while ( 1 ) {
                  foreach my $entry ( $res->entries ) {
                          print $entry->name, "\n";


       Net::Bonjour is a set of modules that allow one to discover local services via multicast
       DNS (mDNS) or enterprise services via traditional DNS.  This method of service discovery
       has been branded as Bonjour by Apple Computer.

   Base Object
       The base object would be of the Net::Bonjour class.  This object contains the resolver for
       DNS service discovery.

   Entry Object
       The base object (Net::Bonjour) will return entry objects of the class Net::Bonjour::Entry.


   new([<service>, <protocol>, <domain>])
       Creates a new Net::Bonjour discovery object.  First argument specifies the service to
       discover, e.g.  http, ftp, afpovertcp, and ssh.  The second argument specifies the
       protocol, i.e. tcp or udp.  The default protocol is TCP. The third argument specifies the
       discovery domain, the default is 'local'.

       If no arguments are specified, the resulting Net::Bonjour object will be empty and will
       not perform an automatic discovery upon creation.

       Returns an array of new Net::Renedezvous objects for each service type advertised in the
       domain. The argument specifies the discovery domain, the default is 'local'.  Please note
       that the resulting Net::Bonjour objects will not have performed a discovery during the
       creation.  Therefore, the discovery process will need to be run prior to retriving a list
       of entries for that Net::Bonjour object.

       Get/sets current discovery domain.  By default, the discovery domain is 'local'.
       Discovery for the 'local' domain is done via MDNS while all other domains will be done via
       traditional DNS.

       Repeats the discovery process and reloads the entry list from this discovery.

       Returns an array of Net::Renedezvous::Entry objects for the last discovery.

       Get/sets current protocol of the service type, i.e. TCP or UDP.  Please note that this is
       not the protocol for DNS connection.

   service([<service type>])
       Get/sets current service type.

       Shifts off the first entry of the last discovery.  The returned object will be a
       Net::Bonjour::Entry object.


   Print out a list of local websites
               print "<HTML><TITLE>Local Websites</TITLE>";

               use Net::Bonjour;

               my $res = Net::Bonjour->new('http');

               foreach my $entry ( $res->entries) {
                       printf "<A HREF='http://%s%s'>%s</A><BR>", $entry->address,
                               $entry->attribute('path'), $entry->name;

               print "</HTML>";

   Find a service and connect to it
               use Socket;
               use Net::Bonjour;

               my $res = Net::Bonjour->new('custom');

               my $entry = $res->shift_entry;

               socket SOCK, PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, scalar(getprotobyname('tcp'));

               connect SOCK, $entry->sockaddr;

               print SOCK "Send a message to the service";

               while ($line = <SOCK>) { print $line; }

               close SOCK;

   Find all service types and print.
               use Net::Bonjour;

               foreach my $res ( Net::Bonjour->all_services ) {
                       printf "%s (%s)\n", $res->service, $res->protocol;

   Find and print all service types and entries.
               use Net::Bonjour;

               foreach my $res ( Net::Bonjour->all_services ) {
                       printf "-- %s (%s) ---\n", $res->service, $res->protocol;
                       foreach my $entry ( $res->entries) {
                               printf "\t%s (%s:%s)\n", $entry->name, $entry->address, $entry->port;




       This library is free software and can be distributed or modified under the same terms as
       Perl itself.

       Bonjour (in this context) is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.


       The Net::Bonjour module was created by George Chlipala <>