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The Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon implements Multicast DNS like Apple's Zeroconf architecture (also known as "Rendezvous" or "Bonjour").


After installing avahi-daemon it may not start. To fix this you may need to run service messagebus start

Service types are defined in /usr/share/avahi/service-types

Service configs

Correctly formatted and named files in /etc/avahi/services/whatever.service are loaded on the fly, no need to restart avahi-daemon. If your service doesn't immediately show up, check syslog for errors.

<?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?><!--*-nxml-*-->
<!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd">
  <name replace-wildcards="yes">%h</name>