[CentOS] Is avahi essential?

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 13:39:47 UTC 2012

On Saturday 14 January 2012 21:43:00 Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 01/14/2012 04:19 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > If running mediatomb avoids the necessity for Avahi,
> > can you give a concrete example of a situation where Avahi_is_  needed?
> I did.  "If two PCs were running a collaborative editor, like gobby,
> they'll use mDNS to find each other. Chat clients such as GNOME's and
> iChat will locate other chat clients on the LAN if configured to do so.
>   Rhythmbox will use mDNS to locate DAAP servers for media."
> CUPS will also use Avahi to locate networked printers.

Pulseaudio will use Avahi for audio streaming over a LAN.

HTH, :-)

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