New ZeroConf Spec

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed Jul 5 15:43:00 BST 2006

On 7/5/06, Dick Davies <rasputnik at> wrote:
> > > ZeroConf is on by default in OS X.
> >
> > If that means there's another open port by default,
> > even when the user doesn't mean to advertise any services,
> > that's a security bug, isn't it?
> not really. if they don't advertise any services, there's no impact
> to having the mdns port open.
> avahi runs chrooted and unprivileged anyway, I think this is getting
> a bit silly.

Can we avoid starting avahi until it's first needed, at least?

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