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avahi-daemon(8)		    System Manager's Manual	       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  uni-
       cast  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
       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf and reads
       XML fragments from /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/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, too.

       -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 --daemonize.

	      Increase verbosity to debug level.

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

	      Don't  drop root privileges after	startup	and don't require dae-
	      mon 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	title.

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

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

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

       -h | --help
	      Show help

       -v | --version
	      Show version information

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf: the  de-
       fault  configuration  file  for	avahi-daemon, avahi-daemon.conf(5) for
       more information.

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/hosts:  additional	static
       hostname	 mappings  to publish in mDNS, see avahi.hosts(5) for more in-

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/services/*.service:	static
       service definitions, see	avahi.service(5) for more information.

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

       SIGHUP:	avahi-daemon will reload unicast DNS server data from /usr/lo-
       cal/etc/resolv.conf    and    static    service	  definitions	  from
       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/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

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