[avahi] 2 davahi daemons on a multiple interface host
lennart at poettering.net
Thu Jan 10 15:25:58 PST 2008
On Wed, 09.01.08 16:08, Amba Giri (giri.amba at gmail.com) wrote:
> Is it possible to do this? that is run 2 avahi daemons on the same host but
> using different IPs? The FAQ recommends not having multiple mDNS stacks on a
> host. But I want to double check with all of you as to whether this
> configuration is ok or not.
Avahi subscribes to network configuration changes and automatically
makes use of every interface an address that appears, and ceases using
them when they disappear. Avahi can deal pretty well with multi-homed
hosts, in fact support for this is available throughout the full
stack, from the lowest to the highest level and this has been that way
since the very beginning.
So, there's not really a need to run multiple instances on
the same machine. And secondly, you'd need some non-trivial patching
to make Avahi stop listening to those configuration changes.
I hope this helps,
Lennart Poettering Red Hat, Inc.
lennart [at] poettering [dot] net ICQ# 11060553
http://0pointer.net/lennart/ GnuPG 0x1A015CC4
More information about the avahi