[avahi] Avahi not working on SuSE Linux 10.1

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Tue Nov 28 16:44:56 PST 2006

Hi John,

When you say it works, what utility were you using to browse
for services?

Could you also paste the output of 

avahi-daemon -k (kill running daemon)

then run:
(as root) avahi-daemon --debug

And then attempt to do service discovery/publishing, and send me the log
(via private e-mail if you like rather than to the list)


On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 11:21:40AM -0700, John Calcote wrote:
> I can't get Avahi to work.
> I played with the avahi packages on SuSE 10.1 last night for about 4 hours. 
> During this time, I discovered that SuSE also has the mDNS package from Apple installed by default and running on their distro. The reason is that they are heading toward zero-effort configuration of services using Zeroconf services.
> I managed to disable mdnsd and related packages and services. Then I started up avahi-daemon and avahi-dnsconfd.
> I have a single printer on my subnet that I can see with Bonjour browser extensions in IE on my windows box. I could not for the life of me get avahi-browse to find that service (_http._tcp). I also tried advertising a service manually with avahi-publish-service and couldn't see that one either.
> I've disabled my firewalls on both my linux and windows machines (just for the test), and enabled multicast routing on my linux box with a route add line for Nothing...
> I also ran ethereal against my linux box to monitor the mdns multicast traffic - I see nothing on the wire except my ssh traffic.
> Finally, I disabled avahi services and reenabled mdnsd, and viola - it works - I could see my printer, and I could publish a web service and see both the service and the printer using mDNSClient.
> What gives? Is there something special I need to know to make avahi work on SuSE 10.1?
> Thanks in advance,
> John
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