Smartway/Bonjour Gateway Setup/Best Practices?

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Are there any guides to setting up the Smartway/Bonjour Gateway? I am looking for tips or best practices for implementing this. I know the ZD needs to be on a "trunked" port, but what about the APs. Seems each switch manufacturer uses slightly different terminology.

Thanks!
Tim
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Hi Tim,

Here's an excerpt from a work-in-progress best practices guide that might help:

Setting the Stage
In order to make Bonjour devices available between broadcast domains the Ruckus
Smart Way Bonjour gateway creates a set of rules which are used to selectively proxy
service advertisements between VLANs. The following network configuration
requirements must be implemented:
• All VLANs must be configured and routed between separate subnets with DHCP
• All VLANs used by Bonjour Gateway must be visible to the Zone Director
• All VLANs which are mapped to WLANs must be visible to the APs
Once the network infrastructure is configured the Zone Director must be configured to
provide WLANs as follows:
• Create WLANs which are mapped to specific VLANs based on user roles
• Client Isolation must be disabled on the WLANs which will support Bonjour Services
• Multicast Filtering must be disabled for WLANs which will support Bonjour Services
At this point the network is configured and users in each domain should be able to
reach each other via IP. Devices advertising services on any particular VLAN should all
be able to see each other but not on any other VLANs.
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Do you have any similar best practices for Bonjour on the ZD and AP?  I opened a case and tech could not find any in the documents they can access.
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Keith,

This is good information - ideally, to be provided alongside the firmware update notes (it's not yet!)

An extremely related question, is which "service type" needs to be configured for Macs to print to a Windows shared printer on a different VLAN? Airprint and Apple File Sharing doesn't do it, and "other" has no description on how to configure.

Thanks,
Michael (work for Wil!)
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Windows operating systems use network discovery mechanisms that do not use bonjour. Even though some of them use multicast or broadcast, they are not 'bonjour based'. This means our bonjour gateway can't help the Macs discover it across a router boundary.
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I *think* there's some trick of connecting a printer to an Apple Airport Express and then the Airport turns into a Bonjour print server (at least this article makes it sound that way... http://benmetcalfe.com/blog/2006/11/b...
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Let me prod the product manager on the docs. I believe we got a final version (finally!).

If that Windows printer isn't itself providing a Bonjour/mDNS service, our gateway won't help. I think Apple provides some sort of utility to set that up (Bonjour for Windows..) but that would have to be working first.

Lastly - with our new support portal, you don't need to share accounts. You can sign up for your own and then "linkup" with Will so that you both have the same permissions and access to cases, etc. You'll get presented those options after you sign in for the first time.
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Did you "prod?"