[avahi] Newbie question

Ravi Desai ravster3 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 12 13:37:34 PDT 2008

Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st> wrote:
> Generally speaking, Avahi is used more directly by developers of  
> applications and desktop software to integrate this functionality.
> While some ability to use Avahi directly (by creating static service  
> advertisements, and using the command line tools to browse for  
> services, as well as some of our more complete examples) - it is best  
> actually used inside the context of other programs that already added  
> Avahi support.
Okay, So if an application does not support avahi, then we use avahi 
only for the advertisement of the service?
> There is a list of such applications here:
> http://avahi.org/wiki/Avah4users#SoftwareMakinguseofAvahi
> For advertising your printer, there is some patches available now in  
> CUPS for Bonjour which can be used with our bonjour (dns_sd)  
> compatibility wrapper.  It is also possible to do this manually but  
> that is quite difficult.
This is in vanilla CUPS?
> Generally - you are best using some directly supported programs.
Allright, thanks.

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