avahi.service(5) File Formats Manual avahi.service(5)
avahi.service - avahi-daemon static service file
/etc/avahi/services/*.service are XML fragments containing static DNS-
SD service data. Every service file can contain multiple service defi-
nitions which share the same name. This is useful for publishing ser-
vice data for services which implement multiple protocols. (i.e. a
printer implementing _ipp._tcp and _printer._tcp)
<<service-group>> The document tag of avahi service files. Should contain
one <<name>> and one or more <<service>> elements.
<<name replace-wildcards="yes|no">> The service name. If replace-wild-
cards is "yes", any occurence of the string "%h" will be replaced by
the local host name. This can be used for service names like "Remote
Terminal on %h". If replace-wildcards is not specified, defaults to
<<service protocol="ipv4|ipv6|any">> Contains the service information for
exactly one service type. Should contain one <<type>> and one <<port>> ele-
ment. Optionally it may contain one <<domain-name>>, one <<host-name>>, any
number of <<subtype>> and any number of <<txt-record>> elements. The
attribute protocol specifies the protocol to advertise the service on.
If any is used (which is the default), the service will be advertised
on both IPv4 and IPv6.
<<type>> Contains the DNS-SD service type for this service. e.g.
<<subtype>> Contains an additional DNS-SD service subtype for this ser-
vice. e.g. "_anon._sub._ftp._tcp".
<<domain-name>> The domain name this service should be registered. If
omited defaults to the default domain of the avahi daemon. (probably
<<host-name>> The host name of the host that provides this service. This
should be a host that is resolvable by multicast or unicast DNS. Please
note that you need to specify a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN)
here, i.e. .local is not appended implicitly! The host name doesn't
need to be part of the domain specified in <<domain-name>>. See
avahi.hosts(5) for more information how to publish additional host name
<<port>> The IP port number the service listens on.
<<txt-record>> DNS-SD TXT record data.
The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>;
Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/
This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.
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