[CentOS] Is avahi essential?

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Wed Jan 11 13:40:22 UTC 2012

John R Pierce wrote:

> its part of multimedia home network plug and play, I believe...  lets
> media boxes find media servers, and such.    if you were to serve up
> streaming media on a home network, it would be a useful thing to have.
> otherwise?   meh.

Could you give a concrete example of such a setup, please?

I must admit I'm rather confused by UPnP.
Is it intended for devices that don't have an IP address?
Or how does it fit in with dhcpd?

Timothy Murphy  
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