|Description:||Service discovery system (0.6.31-3)|
Avahi is a system which facilitates service discovery on a local network. This means that you can plug your laptop or computer into a network and instantly be able to view other people who you can chat with, find printers to print to or find files being shared. This kind of technology is already found in Apple MacOS X (branded Rendezvous, Bonjour and sometimes Zeroconf) and is very convenient. Avahi is mainly based on Lennart Poettering's flexmdns mDNS implementation for Linux which has been discontinued in favour of Avahi. Porchdog has discontinued the "howl" library and recommends Avahi as its replacement.
|Parent:||avahi (Service discovery system)|
CVS log, Last Changed: Wed, 28 May 2014 12:18:56 (UTC)
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