[avahi] Does Avahi support unicast domain enumeration?

Joshua ChaitinPollak jpollak at kivasystems.com
Wed May 16 13:26:05 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 21:58 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Sun, 13.05.07 19:39, Joshua Pollak (jpollak at kivasystems.com) wrote:
> > Ah, this is the root of my issue.
> > > Maybe we should parse the domains from
> > > /etc/resolve.conf. Dunno. Would probably make some sense.
> > Yes, I believe that is a missing feature. I think the idea of static
> > service discovery via DNS servers is that the DHCP server can tell a
> > client which DNS server and default zone to use, and the ZeroConf
> > implementation (Avahi in this case) should search those default zones
> > for services. This provides true client-side zero-configuration.
> > 
> > Currently I have worked around this in my client by manually parsing the
> > /etc/resolve.conf for lines starting with "search" and "domain", and
> > instructing the mDNS library (I'm using mDNSResponder right now) to
> > search those domains, but I believe this feature should be built into
> > the library. It certainly is already with Mac OS X and Bonjour for Windows.
> If added a feature rquest bug about this now, so that I won't forget:
> http://avahi.org/ticket/140

That's great, thanks!

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