thanks and a q. re avahi

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Aug 1 14:51:04 UTC 2007

Steve Flynn wrote:

> On 01/08/07, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
>> Why is avahi so deeply embedded in everything?
> Because it provides a service which pretty much everything else can take
> advantage of.

"Can" is the operative word.  They shouldn't have to, and they should behave
properly without it.  In fact, as noted in my response to Karl, KMail and
Konqueror behave _better_ without it.

At the absolute least, it should be easily possible to turn off zeroconf
without messing with avahi.  While Kubuntu has an option that supposedly
turns off zeroconf, it doesn't seem to do a complete job.

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