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You should have Chrome Installed.

Windows Computers

If you have a Windows computer, you need some software installed for "mdns". If you have iTunes installed, this software is already installed for you and you can skip this step. If not, install bonjour from:

Then, on the command line

REG ADD  “HKLM\Software\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient”

REG ADD  “HKLM\Software\policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\DNSClient” /v ” EnableMulticast” /t REG_DWORD /d “0” /f


If you have a Linux computer, you may need to make a make change to the '/etc/nsswitch.conf'. Note: this section is not yet confirmed

In a command line, open the 'etc/nsswitch.conf' file. It probably will look like this:

    # Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
    # If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
    # `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.
    passwd:         files systemd
    group:          files systemd
    shadow:         files
    gshadow:        files
    hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns
    networks:       files
    protocols:      db files
    services:       db files
    ethers:         db files
    rpc:            db files
    netgroup:       nis

Notice the 'hosts:' We need to add 'mdns' to the end so that the line looks like:

    hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns

What does this do? Why there are two "mdns" items? The second mdns is needed ot make the ".local" domain work. "The minimal versions [the mdns4_minimaal] will always deny to resolve host names that don't end in .local or addresses that aren't in the range 169.254.x.x"

Replacement for the Mobile App

The mobile application will not work. It expects to talk with the production servers and doesn't know how to work with the EscapePod. Instead, use Vector Explorer by Wayne Venables at: