[avahi] Regarding avahi and apt-proxy

Prashant Kumar prashkr at cse.iitk.ac.in
Sat Apr 29 05:19:51 PDT 2006

On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 01:11:02PM +0100, Celso Pinto wrote:
> 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 ;-)
> Cheers,
> Celso
Thanks for quick reply. Now I am trying to connect all  these,
apt-proxy, avahi and a gui.
> 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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Prashant Kumar
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