[CentOS] Is avahi essential?

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Wed Jan 11 13:29:36 UTC 2012

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> William Warren wrote:
>>>> Avahi is a mdns daemon. You can safely disable it in most cases.
>>> But what applications use mdns?
>>> As far as I can see, it is some sort of rival to dhcpd.
>>> Is it only used within local LANs?
>>> Is it used, for example, by CUPS to identify printers?
>>> When, if ever, would it be used in a home network?
>> http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=mdns
>> <http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=mdns>
> I had looked up mdns on google, which is what you seem to be suggesting.
> But it did not give me an answer to my query above.
> Which URL did you think answered this?

maybe this:

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