Raspberry Pi, iPadOS and Zeroconf

Thanks to my sweetheart for picking another Raspberry Pi off my wish list, I added another Raspberry Pi 4B to my collection. (Okay, I only have two of them. So far.) I was confounded over the last few days when I couldn’t reach the Pi over the network from my iPad. My iPad Pro is my primary computing device, and I use the Pi’s as the server side for research, writing code and experimentation.

I was convinced the problem was the Pi. Everything worked before and was only flaky now there was two of them. The Pi configurations both used the hostname.local network. At first…