[avahi] Does Avahi support unicast domain enumeration?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon May 7 05:58:11 PDT 2007

On Wed, 02.05.07 18:17, Joshua ChaitinPollak (jpollak at kivasystems.com) wrote:

> Hello,
> I just learned today that while Apple's mDNSResponder supports domain  
> enumeration (checking static DNS servers for services by looking for  
> b._dns-sd._udp records) on Mac OS X and Windows, it was never  
> implemented for Posix systems.
> I can't seem to get my Avahi-based Linux desktop to see these entries  
> either, leading me to think Avahi doesn't support this either.
> Is that true or is there a way to enable this feature?

We support that.

Just use AvahiDomainBrowser and pass AVAHI_DOMAIN_BROWSER_BROWSE as

You may also use "avahi-browse-domains" from the command line.

Have fun,


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