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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Avahi on FreeBSD: Machine is Seen but Does Not See

I'm in the process of setting up Avahi 0.6.31 on a FreeBSD box on a network that uses mDNS for address resolution. I have two other boxen on the same network: one Ubuntu 14.04 with Avahi 0.6.31, and ...
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Why does `hostname.local` resolution fail

I have a number of Linux machines, all with avahi running and a few Macs, all on the same local network. I often use ssh between pairs of machines, using hostname.local as the address. Most times ...
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Installing Avahi on FreeBSD - Daemon Doesn't Start

I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any. Can ...
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How to directly connect two machines over ethernet without static IPs?

Question: How can I set up two machines, so that when I directly connect them together with an ethernet cable, one machine can connect to the other? I'm looking for a solution that does not involve ...
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avahi-daemon fails to start with “Failed to chroot(): Permission denied”. But only without stderr-IO-redirection

After a recent upgrate, avahi-daemon is not starting up anymore. Furthermore, the behaviour differes weather if I redirect stderr to a file or not. If I start avahi-daemon --debug with debugging ...
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when using avahi, how can a host know if it's name is hostname.local or hostname-2.local

How can a computer running avahi ascertain and display its OWN hostname in the event that it is dynamically changed to foo-2, foo-3, etc due to hostname conflicts with other devices on the network? ...
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Why avahi-browse doesn't list my link-local address when coupled with a static configuration?

Given the following configuration: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static gateway 192.168.0.1 address 192.168.0.25 netmask 255.255.255.0 post-up ...
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avahi : How to associate hostname with address of eth0:avahi generated by avahi-autoipd?

am using avahi on a freescale imx6 board with a custom linux system (build by buildroot). So I use avahi for address allocation (eth0:avahi) and hostname resolution. My freescale imx6 board also uses ...
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avahi-daemon withdraws IP address from my network interface

I am running an Arch Linux server in my local network. It has avahi-daemon running on it to advertise some services (like a print server). It has happened for the second time now that my server was ...
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How to have a device's IP discovered in a network in a simple manner?

At the startup I work, we're setting up a device for image capturing and analysis. It's a box with a camera, with ubuntu linux embedded, and, let's assume, we don't want to connect a monitor to this ...
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extra rsyslog conf works if I restart rsyslog but not at boot

I'm on ubuntu and trying to get rid of a bunch of extra crap that Avahi puts in the system logs (/var/log/syslog). My understanding is that things in /etc/rsyslogd are loaded into the rsyslog config, ...
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Configuring a Linux Wi-Fi access point to redirect a one-word URL to http://192.168.42.1:8888

've created a Wi-Fi access point on a Linux box (thanks to hostapd). I'm trying to make it easy for clients to access the Freenet service that's running on said box. Ideally, the user would be able ...
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Multicasting multiple mdns names

What I would like is to use avahi-daemon to multicast more then one name. So that I could connect to it with domainA.local domainB.local. I could then reroute these addresses to a different web ...
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How to disable avahi-daemon without uninstalling it

I am running Kali 2.0 64-bit, and I recently noticed that avahi-daemon is starting at boot time, listening on several udp ports. How do I disable it completely, without purging the package itself? I ...
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...
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“avahi-daemon[1540]: server.c: Packet too short or invalid while reading response record. (Maybe a UTF-8 problem?)”

We are developing an application in Java for our internal project. Apache-Tomcat-7.0.57 is running on a Linux machine (Red Hat 4.4.6-4). But it throws an error avahi-daemon[1540]: server.c: Packet ...
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mDNS to/from a Docker container

I've made a Docker container which runs a forked-daapd (a DAAP server publishing over mDNS with a single port 3689 for HTTP requests) and exposes the port properly to the host operating system: sudo ...
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Using a non-standard location for avahi services

I want to use avahi on a system with a read-only rootfs where /etc is not writable. I can start avahi-daemon with the -f option to specify a non-standard location for the avahi-daemon.conf file ...
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How to search .local?

I just set up my new Pi2 with Raspbian. All works well, I installed avahi, so that I can reach the Pi via raspberrypi.local. However, the Pi does not find my MacBook, which is usually resolvable via ...
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Avahi commands not working in CentOS

I want to use Avahi tools for mDNS service discovery in CentOS 6.6. I have installed the following packages: avahi, avahi-tools, nss-mdns. I checked the Avahi daemon and it is running: $ service ...
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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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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 ...