Avahi 0.6.29

A framework for Multicast DNS Service Discovery on Linux.
Avahi is a framework for Multicast DNS Service Discovery on Linux.
It allows programs to publish and discover services and hosts running on a local network with no specific configuration.

For example, you can plug into a network and instantly find printers to print to, files to look at, and people to talk to.

Main features:

  • Licensed under LGPL
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • DBUS interface
  • Drops all priviliges and runs as user "avahi"
  • Embeddable mDNS stack (i.e. mDNS stack available as library)
  • Support for loading static service definitions from XML fragments
  • Interface to GLIBC NSS using [WWW]nss-mdns
  • Ability to reflect mDNS traffic between multiple subnets
  • Ability to configure a unicast DNS server automatically from server data published on the LAN

last updated on:
March 9th, 2011, 14:15 GMT
license type:
LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) 
developed by:
Avahi Team
ROOT \ System \ Networking
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What's New in This Release:
  • This is a bugfix release and fixes a minor security issue.
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