[avahi] Does Avahi support unicast domain enumeration?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun May 13 15:25:10 PDT 2007

On Mon, 14.05.07 00:01, Lennart Poettering (lennart at poettering.net) wrote:

> On Sat, 12.05.07 18:10, Joshua ChaitinPollak (jpollak at kivasystems.com) wrote:
> > >>> You may also use "avahi-browse-domains" from the command line.
> > >>
> > >> When I run 'avahi-browse-domains', nothing happens, as in, the
> > >> program runs but just sits there. I assume its not finding anything.
> > >> What do I need to get it to respond? I've already got b._dns-
> > >> sd._udp,  lb._dns-sd._udp, and db._dns-sd._udp entries in my DNS
> > >> record. Do I need anything else?
> > >
> > > How did you set these RRs up? And where? Which domain?
> > 
> > Well, basically, I setup the client to be in the sd.mydomain.com  
> > domain, with sd.mydomain.com as the default search path.
> Avahi doesn't "merge" domains in your searche path. I.e. when using
> something that is domains-aware (such as the new avahi-ui dialog) you
> can select them from a list, but that is all.

One thing I forgot to mention: Avahi also ignores search paths defined
in /etc/resolv.conf. You may, however, use the "browse-domains" option
in /etc/avahi/avahi-daemonc.onf.

Maybe we should parse the domains from
/etc/resolve.conf. Dunno. Would probably make some sense.


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