Avahi is a fully LGPL framework for Multicast DNS Service Discovery. It allows programs to publish and discover services and hosts running on a local network with no specific configuration.

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avahi local domain not working in ubuntu mate 16.04

I used to use ssh with hostname.local but now it has stopped working. Is this a problem with all ubuntu installation or just mine? avahi-browse -all displays no output
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Losing wired network connection once a week

Since upgrading to 16.04, my linux box at work, which runs day and night, loses connection to wired network occasionally, typically once per week. Usually when I am far away and try to connect... ...
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Avahi-daemon keeps disconnecting me from the network [Ubuntu 16.04]

I've been having this problem for a few days where my ubuntu machine was getting disconnected from the network and I finally managed to track down the cause to this: Jun 11 10:40:19 nvidia avahi-...
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Unknown host even though Avahi is installed and running

I'm running a 16.04 server on an old iMac. My network connectivity is up and running and avahi-daemon is installed, but I cannot ssh to my machine without explicitly using the ip. In spite of all this,...
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Network service discovery diabled

From yesterday in my office all ubuntu systems getting error message "Network service discovery disabled" under that "your current network has a local domain ,which is not recommended and incompatible ...
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How to disable avahi-daemon in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

How to disable avahi-daemon in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? I have tried sudo sh -c "echo 'manual'>/etc/init/avahi-daemon.override" but seems it does not work. And how to disable cups-browsed? I have ...
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How do I enable Bonjour/Avahi lookups in all tools?

Although I've got numerous Avahi packages installed, I can't seem to get something like "ping myhost.local" to resolve. But "avahi-browse --all" does return results. The device I'm trying to reach can ...
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Avahi works on one computer but not on another

I've searched for clues to this problem for days, hope someone here can shed some light. I know I can use IP addresses only for this simple case and I know about other solutions like DNSmasq, but I'm ...
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nslookup works, ping doesn't (for any domain)

Overnight, one of my servers stopped resolving DNS records. I can still use nslookup, dig, and host to look up records, but ping, curl, and so forth give me "unknown host" errors. I could find plenty ...
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zeroconf and VM hostname in different local networks

I have Ubuntu host and Ubuntu Virtualbox VM guest machine. Guest machine's network interface specified as bridged, DHCP. avahi-daemon is running on both machines. I'm able to access guest machine in ...
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Cannot connect to 14.04 through OSX

I'm sure I'll need to provide additional information, so please let me know, and I will be sure to add it. I'm having issues getting my 14.04 Lubuntu machine to accept AFP connection through my Mac. ...
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Can not connect to my public IP

I'm still a linux newbie and did something wrong with pptp configuration and now I can not access my computer with public IP. I wanted to configure a pptp vpn for my computer with pptpd, but i must'...
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Avahi local name collision

I have defined a subnetwork on my server, using ip aliases for a single ethernet card. Today, after a reboot, the avahi daemon is not resolving host names anymore. The hosts defined in /etc/avahi/...
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Ubuntu config with multiple network adapter interface, vlans running on VM Workstation Pro 12 to run AVAHI service / app

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated Objective -Use Ubuntu along with the AVAHI app / service to relay multicast across my 6 vLan networks to allow devices within each of these separate ...
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How to check Avahi network service discovery is enabled?

Sometimes I get a notification that "Network service discovery disabled" (like this question). I want to check that network service discovery is enabled. How can I do it? I had checked /etc/default/...
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avahi-daemon repeatedly registers/withdraws address record causing network failures

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 using an Ethernet connection to my cable model router. I have not customized the network set up in any way after installing Ubuntu. I've noticed that after about 12 to 24 hours ...
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configure: error: avahi development headers not found

i can't install avahi error is: checking for AVAHI... yes checking avahi-client/client.h usability... yes checking avahi-client/client.h presence... yes checking for avahi-client/client.h... yes ...
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Invalid response packet from host <ip v4 or ip v6>

I got these messages in system log. They happened when some of my partners upgrade there machine to Windows 10. I found some related topics on the internet and they said I can safely ignore the ...
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How can I get avahi-autoipd to get an address on an alias, regardless of the state of the interface?

I want to configure an address on eth0:ipv4ll, even if eth0 is itself configured. Eth0 will never be configured with an ipv4ll address, it's set to DHCP. The system in question is used both in a ...
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How do you customise the Avahi service files that CUPS automatically makes?

It used to be that you used to have to create your own Avahi service files to get a CUPS printer to have AirPrint support. Now, CUPS automatically gives Avahi the service file. How do you customize ...
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avahi-daemon.service failed

Tried to browse services with avahi-browse -alr: Failed to create client object: Daemon not running And actually there is a problem with the avahi daemon: ● avahi-daemon.service - Avahi mDNS/DNS-...
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Why isn't NSS using mDNS?

I have a machine that is unable to resolve hostnames over mDNS: ### mDNS is working $ avahi-resolve -n foo.local foo.local 1.2.3.4 ### NSS is configured to use mDNS $ grep ^hosts /etc/nsswitch....
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Avahi-daemon and virtualbox broken after upgrade to 15.04

I'm in need of help: I was on 14.04, i do-release-upgraded yesterday 2 times first to 14.10, upgrade gone ok, and later to 15.04 (upgrade gone not so well): at the last needed restart it frozen with ...
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How to resolve Link Local hosts without typing .local

So in windows, if I typed ping familyroom, it would tell me that my PC in the family room is 192.168.1.61. (DHCP assigned address that isn't in any DNS) I'm running a new install of Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Local domain won't resolve

I have a dns which I had put into the ip4 config which should in theory give me access to a *.test.local domain. It pings well. I also disabled the avahi daemon completely. The hosts line in the ...
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How to prevent my computer from sending multicast requests

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 and shortly noticed that my internet port has been blocked by internet provider. I contacted technical support and get reported that my computer was sending too many ...
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Trouble using ssh and Avahi

Solved: make sure that libnss-mdns is installed! I'm having trouble using SSH'ing from my netbook to my desktop using a .local hostname. Every so often, I have to reset the router I use, which resets ...
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Why do only IPv6 autoconf services get listed from wlan

I've installed squid-deb-proxy on a server which is connected to my router's LAN. If I browse available zeroconf services from my laptop connected directly to the LAN, I see both IP4 and IP6 squid-...
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How can I confirm my name on a local network?

My local network name is usually myhostname.local, but sometimes other people on the network can't access me at that address and I have to give them my network IP address (which changes). How can I ...
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Bonjour bridge with Avahi

I have two subnets with different devices that announce themselves using the Bonjour protocol. Since these messages can be only broadcasted in the same subnetwork I installed the Avahi daemon. I ...
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Avahi upgrade failes

uname -a Linux nas 3.5.0-41-generic #64~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 12 16:50:04 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux can you help me with this one? sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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“Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.Avahi'” how to get rid of this message? [duplicate]

I disabled the avahi-daemon according to the method set out here, namely editing the /etc/init/avahi-daemon.conf file to: start on (never and filesystem and started dbus) stop on ...
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OS X Mavericks Won't Connect To Ubuntu Server (Netatalk, Avahi)

I'm really sorry for posting this. I know it may have been asked a thousand times. I have googled like crazy and I'm on the verge of desperation here. Basically, I followed this guide: http://...
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Should I disable avahi-daemon?

Every time I connect my computer to the network, I get a long list of network printers which I cannot use. In this page (see comments), someone suggested disabling avahi-daemon. I would do it if I ...
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Configure an Avahi reflector to broadcast the address for only certain airplay targets

I'm looking to configure the Avahi daemon in reflector mode (which I have working) to reflect only certain Airplay targets to the other networks. Anyone have a solution for this?
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Wake on demand (WOD, WOL)

I like to have my homeserver (running Ubuntu) automatically powered on when I am connecting via SSH from the internet. I successfully configured the server to listen for Wake On LAN (WOL) magic ...
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How do I use avahi to display system as .local

Installing and running Avahi will make it visible via Zeroconf, which means that other machines on the LAN that use Zeroconf will be able to access it as .local. how do I do that?
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How do I make a PC .local instead of IP?

I have this problem at the office. I have 3 PCs that are connected by ethernet cables and one that isn't because that one is connected without a cable, it's wireless. The weird thing is that all ...
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fakeroot and package building

We have developed a network pub/sub communication suite. It is in use across a number of different applications and domains, most notably on our payloads aboard the International Space Station (ISS). ...
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people nearby contacts appears twice in empathy list, how to correct this?

Using empathy and "people nearby" in Ubuntu 12.04, my contacts appears twice. This bothers me, how can I correct this ?
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Can Avahi zeroconf mDNS correctly resolve bare hostnames?

Ubuntu supports resolving MACHINE.local names. How can you configure it correctly to resolve only MACHINE as the hostname? By default it appears to assume that this is a DNS search.
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forked-daapd without avahi

I'm trying to setup forked-daapd, but i'd prefer it if i could run it without avahi (or rather define my own avahi service instead of using the dbus api). The reason is that i want a netatalk share ...
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How can I obtain an IPv4LL address when dhcp server is down?

I edited the /etc/network/interfaces with the lines auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp but, if the dhcp server is down, I want the interface obtains automatically a link-local address. Is it possible? ...
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Timeout in a connection to a DHCP server

I want to configure my eth0 interface using an external DHCP server (resident in my subnet), so I edited /etc/network/configure with the lines auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp but I also want to ...
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How can I discover the hostnames for all the machines on my lan?

I ssh into the machines on my network using hostname.local. I've forgotten the hostname for one of the machines. Is there a command I can issue from one machine that will broadcast a request for and ...
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How can I force the rediscovery of PulseAudio virtual sound devices?

I'm using the PulseAudio feature of network sound devices (not Multicast/RTP) to play sound from my netbook on the audio equipment connected to the HTPC when at home. This creates a virtual sound ...
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Avahi-daemon troubles

I did a clean install (keeping my old home partition) of ubuntu 12.04. Everything working fine, except the process avahi-daemon is consuming a lot (60-90%) CPU. What is the avahi-daemon? Does it have ...
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desktopcouches don't pair

I'm a rather advanced Ubuntu user and I'd like to develop things that will use desktopcouch, but I can't get started because the seemingly simple task of pairing two couches in my local network doesn'...
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Build Avahi without GUI

I'm running Ubuntu Jaunty on a plug computer which I only ever access via SSH. I want to update Avahi on the device (without GUI) and the only way (that I know of) to get the very latest version is ...
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avahi slow to start - can ping IP, but hostname comes online after few mintues

I've a strange problem. On ubuntu server 11. I've avahi running. When I restart machine, in about 1 min server is up, I can connect through SSH or ping it via IP. But not via hostname server.local - ...