[done] Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

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[done] Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by damNageHack » 15. Dec 2009, 15:48

http://avahi.org/
Avahi is an Implementation of the DNS Service Discovery and Multicast DNS specifications for Zeroconf Networking. It uses D-Bus for communication between user applications and a system daemon. The daemon is used to coordinate application efforts in caching replies, necessary to minimize the traffic imposed on networks.
Current Status

The Avahi mDNS responder is now feature complete implementing all MUSTs and the majority of the SHOULDs of the mDNS/DNS-SD RFCs. It passes all tests in the Apple Bonjour conformance test suite. In addition it supports some nifty things that have never been seen elsewhere like correct mDNS reflection across LAN segments. The mDNS responder is implemented as a C library ("avahi-core") which is embeddable into other applications.

Features

* Licensed under LGPL
* IPv4 and IPv6 support
* D-Bus interface
* Drops all privileges and runs as user "avahi"
* chroot() support
* Embeddable mDNS stack (i.e. mDNS stack available as library)
* Support for loading static service definitions from XML fragments
* Interface to GLIBC NSS using nss-mdns
* Ability to reflect mDNS traffic between multiple subnets
* Ability to configure a unicast DNS server automatically from server data published on the LAN
* Wide area DNS-SD support (read-only for now)
* Compatibility libraries implementing a subset of the HOWL and Apple Bonjour APIs
Zenwalk had it by standard installation. It is quite useful for home networks.
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by prfaasse » 15. Dec 2009, 18:46

:D :D :D
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by damNageHack » 15. Dec 2009, 19:09

prfaasse wrote::D :D :D
:?: :?: :?:
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Post by thenktor » 15. Dec 2009, 19:26

damNageHack wrote: :?: :?: :?:
Peter (prfaasse) is the avahi maintainer in Zenwalk ;)
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Post by damNageHack » 15. Dec 2009, 19:31

prfaasse wrote::D :D :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by thenktor » 15. Dec 2009, 19:32

BTW: Peter are you still in Zenwalk team? I've thought you took a break. :?:
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by damNageHack » 15. Dec 2009, 19:37

thenktor wrote:BTW: Peter are you still in Zenwalk team? I've thought you took a break. :?:
Please come back to topic, thanks 8-)
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by damNageHack » 16. Dec 2009, 14:53

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checking for QT3... configure: error: Package requirements ( qt-mt >= 3.0.0 ) were not met:

No package 'qt-mt' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables QT3_CFLAGS
and QT3_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
Tried with qt and qt3 packages installed in parallel and each for its alone.

How to proceed? Does salix need a special qt package to get avahi working?
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by thenktor » 16. Dec 2009, 16:37

Building avahi afaik is not trivial. Perhaps you have to specify QT3DIR? Did you take a look in Peter's build script of the Zen package? Or perhaps Peter can give a tip?
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Re: Avahi - Zeroconf Networking

Post by damNageHack » 16. Dec 2009, 16:56

thenktor wrote:Building avahi afaik is not trivial. Perhaps you have to specify QT3DIR? Did you take a look in Peter's build script of the Zen package? Or perhaps Peter can give a tip?
Yes, I took a quick look into Peter's script, but not long enough ...

There is no SLKBUILD available, so we maybe have to port the script only without help from slkbuild? The script is not so easy to understand ;)

I tried also to install the package from Zenwalk directly into salix, but it does not work. :shock:
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