[CentOS] Is avahi essential?

Peter Brady pdbrady at ans.com.au
Wed Jan 11 22:28:24 UTC 2012

On 11/01/12 11:16 PM, 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.

I use AVAHI for an office full of iDevices that the boss wanted to be
able to print from.  AVAHI lets me advertise the CUPS printers in a
format that the iDevices can see and subsequently utilise.

Otherwise I disable and remove it on my other server instances.


Peter Brady
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