[avahi] virtual hosts

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Nov 20 19:32:41 PST 2007

On Wed, 21.11.07 12:09, Trent Lloyd (lathiat at bur.st) wrote:

> Hi Bluejack,
> On 07/11/2007, at 4:03 AM, Bluejack wrote:
> > On Nov 5, 2007 2:57 PM, Bluejack <bluejack at bluejack.com> wrote:
> >> How do I publish an alias to a certain machine?
> >>
> >> Ie., I have 'foo.local' which also needs to be known as  
> >> 'bar.local' ...
> >>
> >> Can avahi do this?
> >
> > Should I assume the deafening silence means that I cannot publish
> > multiple names?
> You can do this with the /etc/avahi/hosts file.  Alternatively you can  
> use avahi-publish-host-name.

No, he cannot. Since he wants to define an alias, not a new
hostname. I.e. he only wants to register an A RR, no reverse PTR RR. But
if you stick something into /etc/avahi/hosts then it registers both,
and detects a collision if the PTR RR is non-unique, which would be the
case for an alias.


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