[avahi] Only IPv6 services are visible

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Fri Mar 19 13:29:46 PDT 2010

On Fri, 12.03.10 01:09, Marc Heerdink (marc.heerdink at gmail.com) wrote:

> Hi,
> First of all, thanks for the great tool that Avahi seems to be.
> Unfortunately, it isn't being so great for me so far, which is why I'm
> mailing. I'm trying to set up Avahi in my local network, using
> (currently) just two computers, a HTPC and a laptop. Both of them are
> running very recent installations of Gentoo, using the latest stable
> packages and Avahi 0.6.25. The only difference is that the laptop
> version is compiled with mono support and the HTPC version not, but I
> suspect that isn't causing my issues.
> Basically, the problem is that only the IPv6 services on the HTPC are
> visible to the laptop, while I'd like to use the IPv4 version (eg XBMC
> web server, SSH), The HTPC, on the other hand, can sometimes 'see' the
> IPv4 services on the Laptop and sometimes not. To either computer, all
> local (IPv4 & IPv6) and IPv6 services of the other computer are always
> visible. For example:

Sounds as if you either have a firewall running that blocks mcast
traffic, or that you have set up /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf in a weird
way (see avahi-daemon.conf(5)) for more information.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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