[avahi] Documentation about avahi works
avahi at lonely-star.org
Wed Oct 8 13:48:35 PDT 2008
Thanks for the reply. I read through some documents. Some questions I am unsure about:
1. When a service registers with the avahi-deamon (telling it which service it provies on which port), is this information imidiatly published through the network or does it just stay on the local machine as long as no dns-sd queries come?
2. How does the browsing for services work? Is it as simple as this, or is there more to it:
- The browsing client sends a "give me your services" request to 126.96.36.199::5353
- All other clients reply with a list of services.
On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 01:58:53PM -0400, Federico Lucifredi wrote:
> Have the details of the protocol. The Avahi internals themselves are
> somewhat less documented (but the code is quite clear to read if you
> have the time to walkthru).
> Best -F
> Nathan Huesken wrote:
> > Hello together,
> > I did a little project using avahi. Now I need to do a presentation about the project.
> > As part of the presentation, I would like to explain how avahi works. But I have no Idea :).
> > Are there any documents on how avahi (internally) works? For example, how is the protocol designed?
> > Thanks!
> > Nathan
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