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 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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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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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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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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“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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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. ...