New ZeroConf Spec

Matthew Nicholson sjoeboo at
Thu Jul 27 02:56:15 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 20:01 -0500, Travis Watkins wrote:
> On 7/26/06, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> > Let's see, now: you're saying that if we take an
> > already somewhat insecure system, and
> > add another gaping security hole,
> > that it's now more secure?
> > - Dan
> >
> It's a tradeoff: security (doesn't appear to be much of an issue) vs
> functionality. Do we want the features avahi gives? That's really what
> it comes down to.
Personally, I think the features avahi gives, or rather, could give, tip
the scales in its favor. I dream of the day the Network view in Nautilus
will pick up all of the various services running "near" my desktop, and
will launch the right application/whatever for each one (ssh/sftp,
samba, nfs, vnc, X bla bla bla) and thats just one application.....
> -- 
> Travis Watkins
Matthew Nicholson <sjoeboo at>
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