New ZeroConf Spec
sebastien.estienne at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 21:32:57 BST 2006
Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, Dan Kegel wrote:
>>Can we avoid starting avahi until it's first needed, at least?
> This is my recollection of the conclusion from the BoF in Paris.
> I think the specification should stick with the reasoning drawn by the end
> of the meeting, since those were deemed to be acceptable and the changes
> made since are unlikely to be accepted.
> IIRC, the result from the BoF was something along the lines of: (1) that
> the network dialogue would would be extended to allow a tickbox enabling
> Zeroconf on particular interfaces.
> (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 ]
i think that there is a little issue with this behaviour:
avahi is not only usefull for publishing services, but also for name
for example i use it for ssh hostname.local
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