multicast_dns 0.2.2

Dart native
Flutter Android iOS

Dart package for mDNS queries (e.g. Bonjour, Avahi).


// Copyright 2018, the Flutter project authors. Please see the AUTHORS file
// for details. All rights reserved. Use of this source code is governed by a
// BSD-style license that can be found in the LICENSE file.

// Example script to illustrate how to use the mdns package to discover the port
// of a Dart observatory over mDNS.

import 'package:multicast_dns/multicast_dns.dart';

Future<void> main() async {
  // Parse the command line arguments.

  const String name = '_dartobservatory._tcp.local';
  final MDnsClient client = MDnsClient();
  // Start the client with default options.
  await client.start();

  // Get the PTR recod for the service.
  await for (PtrResourceRecord ptr in client
      .lookup<PtrResourceRecord>(ResourceRecordQuery.serverPointer(name))) {
    // Use the domainName from the PTR record to get the SRV record,
    // which will have the port and local hostname.
    // Note that duplicate messages may come through, especially if any
    // other mDNS queries are running elsewhere on the machine.
    await for (SrvResourceRecord srv in client.lookup<SrvResourceRecord>(
        ResourceRecordQuery.service(ptr.domainName))) {
      // Domain name will be something like "io.flutter.example@some-iphone.local._dartobservatory._tcp.local"
      final String bundleId =
          ptr.domainName; //.substring(0, ptr.domainName.indexOf('@'));
      print('Dart observatory instance found at '
          '${}:${srv.port} for "$bundleId".');