[avahi] Sample avahi packet.

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Apr 18 10:02:28 PDT 2007

On Wed, 18.04.07 17:01, Adam Panayis (adam at movency.com) wrote:

> Hi, I would like to create my own avahi publish udp packet using boost 
> asio libraries but am not sure exactly what avahi sends out when 
> publishing a service.
> I have tried using ngrep and tcpdump but can't figure out when I need to 
> send.
> Can someone point me in the right direction?

What are you trying to do? Implement your own mDNS stack? That's not
a trivial task. 

The mDNS specification is available from:


Wireshark/Ethereal is perfectly capable of dissecting mDNS packets.

Have fun,


Lennart Poettering; lennart [at] poettering [dot] net
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