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-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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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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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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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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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 : 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[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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`.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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A Question of Two Avahi

I have two boxen with avahi 0.6.31 installed: one runs Ubuntu 14.04, and I am in the process of setting up the other with FreeBSD 10.3. I also have a Mac running OS X 10.4. The Ubuntu and FreeBSD ...
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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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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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Pidora not reachable through hostname

I'm stuck on the following: I've got a Raspberry Pi with Fedora installed on it, a router, and a Fedora 21 box. ---Router--- | | pidora fedora The router doesn't know the hostname of ...
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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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Avahi doesn't work

I have trouble getting Avahi to work on my archlinux laptop, it doesn't detect anything with avahi-browse, and .local addresses aren't resolved, while my others setups work fine, as you can see from ...