New ZeroConf Spec

Scott Dier dieman at
Wed Jul 5 18:54:08 BST 2006

Patrick McFarland wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 July 2006 12:39, you wrote:
>> On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, Dan Kegel wrote:
>> (2) when a zero-conf aware application start up and avahi is not running,
>> then the user would be presented with a pop up question:
>>   Discover other computers.
>>   Would you like automatic discovery of other computers
>>   sharing $foo service?
>>   [x] Always enable this.
>>                                  [  Yes  ]   [ Cancel ]
> That works.

A "Note: Enabling services can reduce system security" link between ? 
and Always enable this that links to a documentation page that explains 
in somewhat simple terms the implications of running more services -- 
this dialog does not make it clear why it asks about this task opposed 
to browsing the web or reading email.

Or, perhaps, a help link that says something like "Why do we ask you 
about enabling this service?".

Scott Dier <dieman at>

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