How does rs.local work?

#1

In the old days (a year or so ago), I was able to use multicastDNS in Win 10 (with Bonjour installed) to access machines on my network using names like xxx.local. However, an update of Win 10 about a year ago put the kibosh on this and I had to revert to using the IP address 192.168.1.xxx.

But rs.local works beautifully, even in the latest version of Win 10.

My question is how?
And my second question is: can I use the same method for accessing other machines on the network?

#2

Hi @TideMan,

Without knowing the details of your setup (and without knowing much about Windows’ latest OSs), I suggest you have a look at the following Adafruit article for guidance:

Ian