[avahi] Setting a timeout value for .service file
robin.perkins at internode.on.net
Thu Aug 13 15:45:15 PDT 2009
On 13/08/2009, at 11:03 PM, Petri Virkkala wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm working on software for mesh networking that uses Avahi for
> service discovery.
> I'm publishing the mesh stations in /etc/avahi/services/ with my own
> service type. The .service file is created when a user joins the
> network and deleted when user leaves from it.
> The problem is that if user is disconnected from the network by -
> let's say unplugging the usb wlan adapter - the station still
> appears in the Avahi Discovery (and in the software) for too long.
> Is there a way to control the timeout when using .service files?
> Thanks for your time,
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> avahi at lists.freedesktop.org
The /etc/avahi/services file is only really a hack to allow daemons
and programs that don't support Avahi to be able to at least somehow
advertise that they are there.
If you are writing your own service, then you will be much better off
interacting with Avahi through the shared library from within your
daemon/app - that way additions, edits and removals of your service
are thrown to the network immediately.
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