Man page for apt-get avahi daemon Command
This tutorial shows the man page for man avahi daemon in linux.
Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man avahi daemon
Result of the Command Execution shown below:
avahi daemon(8) 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 inter
face to D Bus enabled applications.
Upon startup avahi daemon interprets its configuration file /etc/avahi/avahi daemon.conf and reads XML fragments from /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: /etc/avahi/avahi daemon.conf)
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)
no drop root
Don't drop root priviliges after startup and don't require daemon to be started as root. We recommend not to use this option.
Don't chroot(2) the daemon. This option is only available when compiled with chroot() support.
no proc title
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 SIGTERM)
r | reload
Tell an already running avahi daemon to reread /etc/resolv.conf (in case you enabled publish resolv conf dns servers in avahi daemon.conf) the files
from /etc/avahi/services/. Please note that this will not reload the /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
v | version
Show version information
/etc/avahi/avahi daemon.conf: the default configuration file for avahi daemon, avahi daemon.conf(5) for more information.
/etc/avahi/hosts: additional static hostname mappings to publish in mDNS, see avahi.hosts(5) for more information.
/etc/avahi/services/*.service: static service definitions, see avahi.service(5) for more information.
SIGINT, SIGTERM, SIGQUIT: avahi daemon will shutdown. (Same as kill).
SIGHUP: avahi daemon will reload unicast DNS server data from /etc/resolv.conf and static service definitions from /etc/avahi/services/. (Same as reload)
SIGUSR1: avahi daemon will dump local and remote cached resource record data to syslog.
The Avahi Developers
; Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/
avahi daemon.conf(5), avahi.hosts(5), avahi.service(5), avahi dnsconfd(8), avahi set host name(1)
http://avahi.org/wiki/AvahiAndUnicastDotLocal 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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