RemoteDebug mDNS Device Discovery Specification
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RemoteDebug mDNS Device Discovery Specification

This is the specification for annnoncing RemoteDebug compatible devices over mDNS/Bonjour.

Bonjour announcement:

  name: "My Android phone", 
  type: "http", 
  subtype: "remotedebug"
  port: 9222,
  protocol: "tcp"

Additional TXT-record for device meta-data:

  device_type: "mobile",
  discover_url: ""
  runtime: "Chrome/37.0.2062.124",
  protocol_version: "1.1",
  user_agent: "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2062.124 Safari/537.36"


string Describes the device type. Potential values:

  • mobile
  • tv
  • desktop
  • service


string URL point to a HTTP JSON endpoint compliant too


string runtime information. Typical named followed by version.


string Protocol version


string Browser/runtime user agent string