Avahi is a system which facilitates service discovery on a local network. This means that you can plug your laptop or computer into a network and instantly be able to view other people who you can chat with, find printers to print to or find files being shared. This kind of technology is already found in Apple MacOS X (branded Rendezvous, Bonjour and sometimes Zeroconf) and is very convenient.
Fri Dec 05 2014 - silvan (0.6.31-9mamba) - added patch to work with older kernel (e.g. 3.4) which don't have SO_REUSEADDR Sat Nov 15 2014 - silvan (0.6.31-8mamba) - removed sysv5 initscripts Tue Nov 04 2014 - silvan (0.6.31-7mamba) - avahi: require python-avahi for avahi-discover Wed Apr 30 2014 - silvan (0.6.31-7mamba) - pass --localstatedir=/ to configure to use /run everywhere
- add "mdns_minimal [NOTFOUND=return]" in nsswitch.conf on installation