[avahi] Questions regarding service types
Nathanael D. Noblet
nathanael at gnat.ca
Sat Apr 9 17:31:09 PDT 2011
On 04/09/2011 01:44 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Fri, 08.04.11 15:19, Nathanael D. Noblet (nathanael at gnat.ca) wrote:
>> On 04/08/2011 07:24 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>>> On Thu, 07.04.11 09:28, Nathanael D. Noblet (nathanael at gnat.ca) wrote:
>>> The database is used only and exclusively by avahi-browse and
>>> avahi-discover. If you need your own private additions then feel free to
>>> extend the database locally, but keep in mind that you need to rebuild
>>> the binary version of it with that Python script.
>> Okay, so then does it matter?
> The database is useful only to make things pretty. It has no technical
> purpose beyond that.
>> I won't be using tahose apps, I was
>> just using them as a way to test what was going on. Do other apps
>> that look for published services use their own inhouse db? Or do
>> they just search for particular service types and ignore the rest
>> (in which case I don't need to worry about them showing up
>> elsewhere)... ?
> If you make up a new service type and believe it wil be used widely,
> then yeah, we can register it in the upstream db.
Thanks everyone - this clears it up nicely!
Nathanael d. Noblet
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