[avahi] Disappearing and reappearing service if a text is changed

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue May 26 15:06:06 PDT 2009

On Tue, 26.05.09 12:12, Florian Erfurth (f.erfurth at reel-multimedia.com) wrote:

> Florian Erfurth schrieb:
> > And seldom such bad thing happens (which must not happen :( ):
> > (Resolver) Failed to resolve service 'Floh' of type '_boxMySQL._tcp' in
> > domain 'local': Timeout reached
> >   
> Hi, I found out, after timeout avahi tells me the host does have such 
> address like "" which is wrong (true: ""). 
> Where the hell does avahi get such address? And why does it happen?

That's an IPv4LL address. It gets assigned by avahi-autoipd or a
similar tool. Most modern systems use it as fallback when no manual
configuration and no DHCP is available.


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