[avahi] Regarding avahi and apt-proxy

Celso Pinto cpinto at yimports.com
Sat Apr 29 05:11:02 PDT 2006

Hi Prashant,

you can check this page http://avahi.org/wiki/ProgrammingDocs. At the 
bottom there is a client-publish-service.c example which I believe is 
exactly want you want.

Good luck :-) I'll be using the result of your work ;-)


Prashant Kumar wrote:
> Hi All
> Here I am pasting the text from ubuntu (Google) Summer of code page
> Simple Apt Proxy
> Even a small network of ubuntu machines would download ubuntu packages multiple times. a smart apt caching proxy server could avoid this, saving bandwidth. There already exists apt-proxy, but requires configuring on the server and clients. A simple-apt-proxy would contain a control panel to decide which sources get cached, and how much to cache. It could advertise its self by avahi (which would be detected by synaptic,update-manager etc) 
>  Details about apt-proxy  is available here
> http://apt-proxy.sourceforge.net/
> I am quite familiar with apt-proxy and network programming in general but I have no previous experience of working with avahi, could you people kindly guide me on what will be the amount of work involved and give some pointers about how to proceed.
> Regards
> Prashant

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