New ZeroConf Spec

Sebastian Dröge slomo at
Mon Jul 17 18:54:57 BST 2006

On Mo, 2006-07-17 at 18:52 +0200, Loïc Minier wrote: 
>  One problem that has been mentionned multiple times in this discussion
>  is "avahi exposed on the Internet" versus "avahi visible from my local
>  network".  Some people go as far as saying that local networks are very
>  unsafe too, but imagine we would force avahi to only listen on
>  interfaces which only have RFC 1918 addresses: wouldn't that be a good
>  default configuration to permit local discoverability but still keep
>  the Internet exposure to a low level?

avahi only listens on interfaces that have the MULTICAST flag set by
default which is from what I know almost never (unless manually set) the
case for internet interfaces.
Exposed to the internet is not really a problem here IMHO, the problem
is wireless LAN or other (local) risky networks.

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