[avahi] Advertising multiple hostnames with avahi

Jeff Koftinoff jeffk at jdkoftinoff.com
Fri Mar 12 09:21:40 PST 2010

I want to use avahi in an embedded device. I'd like for avahi to advertise the device's manufacturer name and serial number as the host name of the device.  I also want the user to be able to enter in an alias for this device's host name. I want the device to be discoverable by both host names even though they would resolve to the same IP address.

For instance, ACME Inc.,  has a device model number SX194J and the device's serial number is 3428472.  The device would always be accessible via the host name:

The user purchases the device and via the front panel, enters in the alias name: 'camera-front-door'

Now the device is also accessible as:

How do I configure avahi to do this?


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