[avahi] Only IPv6 services are visible

Marc Heerdink marc.heerdink at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 13:55:19 PST 2010

Hi Ernesto and Matt

Thanks for the suggestions! Ernesto: the nsswitch.conf files are
identical on both machines, I have attached one of them, in case
you're able to find a problem with it, I'll report it to Gentoo (I'm
using stock versions).

Matt: Unfortunately, I haven't been able to test the two machines on
the same kind of connection yet, because I don't have a second network
cable here and the HTPC doesn't have wireless. Some testing with a
third computer (another laptop) suggests you might be right, because
it can wirelessly 'discover' everything on the laptop and vice-versa.
The second laptop can't see IPv4 services on the HTPC either, which
leads me to suspect either the HTPC or the router rather than the
laptops. Hopefully, I'll have a second ethernet cable tomorrow and
will report whether the fix was as unsuspected but simple as that!

Thanks again,


2010/3/12 Ernesto Silva <erniesilva at gmail.com>:
> Hi Marc, I don't really know if this is relevant, but anyway, please post
> the /etc/nsswitch.conf files from both machines.
> Regards,
> Ernesto.
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# /etc/nsswitch.conf:
# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/src/patchsets/glibc/extra/etc/nsswitch.conf,v 1.1 2006/09/29 23:52:23 vapier Exp $

passwd:      compat
shadow:      compat
group:       compat

# passwd:    db files nis
# shadow:    db files nis
# group:     db files nis

hosts:       files dns
networks:    files dns

services:    db files
protocols:   db files
rpc:         db files
ethers:      db files
netmasks:    files
netgroup:    files
bootparams:  files

automount:   files
aliases:     files

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