Avahi is a system which facilitates service discovery on a local network via the mDNS/DNS-SD protocol suite. This enables you to plug your laptop or computer into a network and instantly be able to view other people who you can chat with, find printers to print to or find files being shared.

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What is the purpose of avahi on a RHEL 7 server?

Running a server machine with CentOS 7, I've noticed that the avahi service is running by default. I am kind of wondering what the purpose of it is. One thing it seems to do (in my environment) is ...
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`.fritz.box` and `.local` hostnames in the same network: Which do I really need?

So far, I have avahi-daemon running on all my Ubuntu machines, partly because it is installed by default. The router I used to have was quite dumb and did not really do anything except DHCP and ...
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Advertising local HTTP services via Avahi/Zeroconf on Debian

I have a Debian server on local network for home media center/NAS purposes. It is running multiple services such as Plex, or Ajenti, which I can access like so: http://debian.local:32400/web for Plex ...
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How can I use avahi without a network connection?

How can I test software that uses avahi while my laptop is disconnected from any router? All of the services run on the same machine, so Avahi would be advertising an IP address of 127.0.0.1 for all ...
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Get notified from avahi

After looking for a zero-conf browser valid implementation I realised that inside my linux machine (ubuntu) I already have avahi and typing: avahi-browse -alr I get a complete list of all devices ...
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Avahi daemon can't launch due to dbus-daemon problems

I'm trying to run avahi-daemon on CentOS 6.5, but when I run it I get this error: bash-4.1# avahi-daemon Found user 'avahi' (UID 70) and group 'avahi' (GID 70). Successfully dropped root privileges. ...
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How can I configure avahi to resolve host name on adhoc network?

I have a linux machine (raspberry pi) running Debian and I have configured it to create an ad-hoc network. The machine hosts a web app which allows a person to scan for infrastructure networks and ...
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PulseAudio: Avahi needs restart to work

I'm trying to setup my local server pulse audio to be accessible by my notebook's one. I have successfully set up the server to start one instance (the server one, everything wanrned me i should not ...
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Setting up samba,netatalk and avahi (bonjour) on raspberry pi

I'm trying to create a fileserver/timecapsule combo server out of my new raspberry pi (Raspbian), and it's not going as well as I'd like. netatalk, avahi and samba are the packages that I'm using and ...
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What's the difference between .local, .home, and .lan?

How can I reliably address different machines on my network? I've always used the .local suffix to talk to computers on my local network before. With a new router, though, .local rarely (though ...
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What does `avahi-dnsconfd` daemon?

I've installed KDE desktop, that depends on avahi. It has two daemons avahi-daemon and avahi-dnsconfd. In ArchLinux wiki there is no info about avahi-dnsconfd. I've tried Daemon and Avahi pages.
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How to print from iPad to CUPS?

I would like to print from an iPad2 to the office printer running on CUPS. After following a couple of cookbook style cheat sheets, printing from the iPad still does not work. the iPad sees the ...
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How to stop avahi-daemon

I'm trying to disable avahi-daemon. I tried to modify the file /etc/default/avahi-daemon, setting the AVAHI_DAEMON_DETECT_LOCAL=0 instead of 1, but when I connect to a network it starts anyway; is ...