[avahi] Avahi scope?
lathiat at bur.st
Sat Jan 14 20:49:45 PST 2006
On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 09:55:57PM -0500, Lee Cullens wrote:
> Trent Lloyd wrote:
> >On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 05:07:31PM -0500, Lee Cullens wrote:
> >>Lee Cullens wrote:
> >>>Avahi scope?
> >>>P4 with Debian Etch (testing), kernel 2.6.12-1-686 (2.6.12-10), Gnome
> >>>PMac G5 running OS X Tiger (10.4.3)
> >>>New to Linux and putting up a no doze Linux & Mac LAN
> >>>I've installed netatalk on my Linux box, and now can access and move
> >>>files into and out of a shared directory on the Linux box from my Mac.
> >>>In order to discover the Mac and a printer on the Mac from the Linux
> >>>box, I found instructions that included installing mdnsresponder and
> >>>howl-tools on the Linux box.
> >>>The Debian packages included mdnsresponder but not howl-tools which I
> >>>understand isn't being maintained anymore. As I'm sure you already
> >>>know, I instead found Avahi on Debian and that's not the 0.6.3
> >>>version. So in reading through the material for Avahi I see an item
> >>>in the FAQ about not running multiple mDNS responders.
> >>>I'm not exactly sure, but it seems to me that if I use Avahi I should
> >>>not also use mdnsresponder - i.e. that Avahi replaces the combination
> >>>of mdnsresponder and howl-tools. Is this layman interpretation correct?
> >>>If so, I guess my next step is to figure out just what I need of Avahi
> >>>and try to build and install the latest 0.6.3 version, rather than the
> >>>Debian 0.6.1 version that might have a problem?
> >>>Thank you,
> >>>Lee C
> >>Never mind. I found where Avahi conflicts with mdnsresponder. The
> >>problem is that if I were to remove mdnsresponder and install Avahi then
> >>I would need dbus rather than dbus1 which would in turn wipe out at
> >>least the majority of my testing version Gnome desktop. It may be that
> >>such could be done with the unstable Gnome desktop, but I don't want
> >>move whole-hog to unstable because that would undoubtedly lead to more
> >>issues. Yet another catch-22 :-(
> >That has nothing to do with mdnsresponder.
> >Avahi requires dbus 0.3 or above, debian probably still has 0.2 in
> >testing and so you cannot install it without upgrading it, which can
> >only be done in i think unstable, maybe even experimental.
> >The conflicts with mdnsresponder are due to the need to listen on the
> >same port and that sort of thing. Avahi can replace both mdnsresponder
> >and howl-utils (well, i dont know exactly of the utils in howl-utils,
> >but we have most usefull things, publish-service, etc) You can even make
> >use of the Bonjour or Howl API using programs using our compatability
> Guess I didn't word it very well. I meant that "if I were to install
> Avahi as an alternative to mdnsresponder" I hit the dbus version issue
> and don't want to go whole-hog unstable (even if that is enough).
> Testing (Etch) is enough exposure for me, but I'll pull the occasional
> package from unstable if I think I really need it and there aren't too
> many consequences :-)
> I'm back to my research trying to find a way to "discover" my Mac and a
> printer on my Mac from my Debian Etch box. The Debian box has netatalk
> installed and from my Mac I can see it and share files.
> I'm happy to see Avahi jumping into the void and look forward to it
> settling down in at least testing. There is a Avahi-client package in
> Debian testing, but I can't seem to figure out how to use it to discover
> my Mac :-(
Can you tlel me what version the DBUS package is?
It's quite possible avahi will work fine just the package from unstable
as for avahi, you could install avahi-daemon and avahi-utils and run
> Thanks for the reply,
> Lee C
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Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
Bur.st Networking Inc.
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