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avahi-daemon(8)         FreeBSD System Manager's Manual        avahi-daemon(8)

       avahi-daemon - The Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon

       avahi-daemon [options]

       avahi-daemon --kill

       avahi-daemon --reload

       avahi-daemon --check

       The Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD daemon implements Apple's Zeroconf architecture
       (also known as "Rendezvous" or "Bonjour"). The daemon registers local
       IP addresses and static services using mDNS/DNS-SD and provides two IPC
       APIs for local programs to make use of the mDNS record cache the avahi-
       daemon maintains. First there is the so called "simple protocol" which
       is used exclusively by avahi-dnsconfd (a daemon which configures
       unicast DNS servers using server info published via mDNS) and nss-mdns
       (a libc NSS plugin, providing name resolution via mDNS). Finally there
       is the D-Bus interface which provides a rich object oriented interface
       to D-Bus enabled applications.

       Upon startup avahi-daemon interprets its configuration file
       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf and reads
       XML fragments from /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/services/*.service
       which may define static DNS-SD services. If you enable publish-resolv-
       conf-dns-servers in avahi-daemon.conf the file /etc/resolv.conf will be
       read, too.

       -f | --file= FILE
              Specify the configuration file to read. (default:

       -D | --daemonize
              Daemonize after startup. Implies --syslog.

       -s | --syslog
              Log to syslog instead of STDERR. Implied by --daemonize.

              Increase verbosity to debug level.

              Don't enforce resource limits as specified in the configuration
              file. (See setrlimit(2) for more information)

              Don't drop root privileges after startup and don't require
              daemon to be started as root. We recommend not to use this

              Don't chroot(2) the daemon. This option is only available when
              compiled with chroot() support.

              Don't change the process name while running. Unless this option
              is specified avahi-daemon will reflect its current state and the
              selected host name in the process title.

       -k | --kill
              Kill an already running avahi-daemon. (equivalent to sending a

       -r | --reload
              Tell an already running avahi-daemon to reread
              /usr/local/etc/resolv.conf (in case you enabled publish-resolv-
              conf-dns-servers in avahi-daemon.conf) the files from
              /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/services/. Please note that
              this will not reload the
              /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf. (equivalent
              to sending a SIGHUP)

       -c | --check
              Return 0 as return code when avahi-daemon is already running.

       -h | --help
              Show help

       -v | --version
              Show version information

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf: the
       default configuration file for avahi-daemon, avahi-daemon.conf(5) for
       more information.

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/hosts: additional static
       hostname mappings to publish in mDNS, see avahi.hosts(5) for more

       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/services/*.service: static
       service definitions, see avahi.service(5) for more information.

       SIGINT, SIGTERM: avahi-daemon will shutdown. (Same as --kill).

       SIGHUP: avahi-daemon will reload unicast DNS server data from
       /usr/local/etc/resolv.conf and static service definitions from
       /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/services/. (Same as --reload)

       SIGUSR1: avahi-daemon will dump local and remote cached resource record
       data to syslog.

       The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>;
       Avahi is available from

       avahi-daemon.conf(5), avahi.hosts(5), avahi.service(5), avahi-
       dnsconfd(8), avahi-set-host-name(1) documents the problems
       when using Avahi in a unicast DNS zone .local.

       This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.

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