avahi-daemon(8)              (User)               avahi-daemon(8)

          avahi-daemon - The Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon

          avahi-daemon [options]

          avahi-daemon --kill

          avahi-daemon --reload

          avahi-daemon --check

          The Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon implements Apple's Zeroconf
          architecture (also known as "Rendezvous" or "Bonjour"). The
          daemon registers local IP addresses and static services
          using mDNS/DNS-SD and provides two IPC APIs for local
          programs to make use of the mDNS record cache the avahi-
          daemon maintains. First there is the so called "simple
          protocol" which is used exclusively by avahi-dnsconfd (a
          daemon which configures unicast DNS servers using server
          info published via mDNS) and nss-mdns (a libc NSS plugin,
          providing name resolution via mDNS). Finally there is the
          D-Bus interface which provides a rich object oriented
          interface to D-Bus enabled applications.

          Upon startup avahi-daemon interprets its configuration file
          /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf and reads XML fragments from
          /etc/avahi/services/*.service which may define static DNS-SD
          services. If you enable publish-resolv-conf-dns-servers in
          avahi-daemon.conf the file /etc/resolv.conf will be read,

          -f | --file= FILE
               Specify the configuration file to read. (default:

          -D | --daemonize
               Daemonize after startup. Implies --syslog.

          -s | --syslog
               Log to syslog instead of STDERR. Implied by --

               Increase verbosity to debug level.


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               Don't enforce resource limits as specified in the
               configuration file. (See setrlimit(2) for more

               Don't drop root privileges after startup and don't
               require daemon to be started as root. We recommend not
               to use this option.

               Don't chroot(2) the daemon. This option is only
               available when compiled with chroot() support.

               Don't change the process name while running. Unless
               this option is specified avahi-daemon will reflect its
               current state and the selected host name in the process

          -k | --kill
               Kill an already running avahi-daemon. (equivalent to
               sending a SIGTERM)

          -r | --reload
               Tell an already running avahi-daemon to reread
               /etc/resolv.conf (in case you enabled publish-resolv-
               conf-dns-servers in avahi-daemon.conf) the files from
               /etc/avahi/services/. Please note that this will not
               reload the /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf. (equivalent to
               sending a SIGHUP)

          -c | --check
               Return 0 as return code when avahi-daemon is already

          -h | --help
               Show help

          -v | --version
               Show version information

          /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf: the default configuration file
          for avahi-daemon, avahi-daemon.conf(5) for more information.

          /etc/avahi/hosts: additional static hostname mappings to
          publish in mDNS, see avahi.hosts(5) for more information.

          /etc/avahi/services/*.service: static service definitions,
          see avahi.service(5) for more information.


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          SIGINT, SIGTERM: avahi-daemon will shutdown. (Same as --

          SIGHUP: avahi-daemon will reload unicast DNS server data
          from /etc/resolv.conf and static service definitions from
          /etc/avahi/services/. (Same as --reload)

          SIGUSR1: avahi-daemon will dump local and remote cached
          resource record data to syslog.

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

          avahi-daemon.conf(5), avahi.hosts(5), avahi.service(5),
          avahi-dnsconfd(8), avahi-set-host-name(1)

          http://avahi.org/wiki/AvahiAndUnicastDotLocal documents the
          problems when using Avahi in a unicast DNS zone .local.

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

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