avahi.service(5)             (User)              avahi.service(5)

     NAME
          avahi.service - avahi-daemon static service file

     SYNOPSIS
          /etc/avahi/services/*.service

     DESCRIPTION
          /etc/avahi/services/*.service are XML fragments containing
          static DNS-SD service data. Every service file can contain
          multiple service definitions which share the same name. This
          is useful for publishing service data for services which
          implement multiple protocols. (i.e. a printer implementing
          _ipp._tcp and _printer._tcp)

     XML TAGS
     contain one <name> and one or more <service> elements.
          <service-
               group> The document tag of avahi service files. Should

     wildcards is "yes", any occurence of the string "%h" will be
     replaced by the local host name. This can be used for service
     names like "Remote Terminal on %h". If replace-wildcards is not
     specified, defaults to "no".
          <name replace-
               wildcards="yes|no"> The service name. If replace-

     information for exactly one service type. Should contain one
     <type> and one <port> element. Optionally it may contain one
     <domain-name>, one <host-name>, any number of <subtype> and any
     number of <txt-record> elements. The attribute protocol specifies
     the protocol to advertise the service on. If any is used (which
     is the default), the service will be advertised on both IPv4 and
     IPv6.
          <service protocol="ipv4|ipv6|any"> Contains the service

     "_http._tcp".
          <type> Contains the DNS-
               SD service type for this service. e.g.

     service. e.g. "_anon._sub._ftp._tcp".
          <subtype> Contains an additional DNS-
               SD service subtype for this

     If omited defaults to the default domain of the avahi daemon.
     (probably .local)
          <domain-
               name> The domain name this service should be registered.

     This should be a host that is resolvable by multicast or unicast

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     DNS. Please note that you need to specify a fully-qualified
     domain name (FQDN) here, i.e. .local is not appended implicitly!
     The host name doesn't need to be part of the domain specified in
     <domain-name>. See avahi.hosts(5) for more information how to
     publish additional host name mappings.
          <host-
               name> The host name of the host that provides this service.

          <port> The IP port number the service listens on.

     TXT record data. If value-format is "text", the value of the TXT
     record is taken verbatim. If value-format is "binary-hex" then
     the value of TXT record is decoded by taking pairs of characters
     after the "=" char and interpreting them as the textual
     representation of the two-digit hexadecimal number. Both
     uppercase and lowercase hexadecimal digits are allowed. The 0x or
     0X prefix is not allowed. This requires the length of the value
     to be even. If value-format is "binary-base64" then the value of
     TXT record is decoded with a base64 decoder. The character set
     used is A-Za-z0-9+/. This requires the length of the value to be
     a multiple of 4, with "=" as padding at the end. If value-format
     is not specified, defaults to "text". Examples (all the values
     are decoded to the string "value" without quotes):
          <txt-record value-format="text|binary-hex|binary-
               base64"> DNS-SD

               <txt-record>key=value<txt-record>

               <txt-record value-format="text">key=value<txt-record>

               <txt-record value-format="binary-
               hex">key=76616c7565<txt-record>

               <txt-record value-format="binary-
               base64">key=dmFsdWU=<txt-record>

     AUTHORS
          The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop
          (dot) org>; Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/

     SEE ALSO
          avahi-daemon(8), avahi.hosts(5)

     COMMENTS
          This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.

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