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NAME

       avahi.service - avahi-daemon static service file

SYNOPSIS

       /etc/avahi/services/*.service

DESCRIPTION

       /etc/avahi/services/*.service  are  XML  fragments  containing static DNS-SD service data.
       Every service file can contain multiple service definitions which  share  the  same  name.
       This  is  useful  for  publishing  service  data  for  services  which  implement multiple
       protocols. (i.e. a printer implementing _ipp._tcp and _printer._tcp)

XML TAGS

       <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-wildcards 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 "no".

       <service protocol="ipv4|ipv6|any">  Contains  the  service  information  for  exactly  one
       service  type. Should contain one <type> and one <port> element. 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. "_http._tcp".

       <subtype>  Contains  an  additional  DNS-SD  service  subtype  for  this   service.   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 .local)

       <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 mappings.

       <port> The IP port number the service listens on.

       <txt-record  value-format="text|binary-hex|binary-base64">  DNS-SD  TXT  record  data.  If
       value-format  is "text", the value of the TXT record is taken verbatim. If value-format is
       "binary-hex" then the value of TXT record is decoded by taking pairs of  characters  after
       the  "="  char  and  interpreting  them  as  the  textual  representation of the two-digit
       hexadecimal number. Both uppercase and lowercase hexadecimal digits are allowed. The 0x or
       0X  prefix  is  not  allowed.  This requires the length of the value to be even. If value-
       format is "binary-base64" then the value of TXT record is decoded with a  base64  decoder.
       The  character  set  used  is  A-Za-z0-9+/.  This requires the length of the value to be a
       multiple of 4, with "=" as padding at the end. If value-format is not specified,  defaults
       to "text". Examples (all the values are decoded to the string "value" without quotes):

              <txt-record>key=value<txt-record>

              <txt-record value-format="text">key=value<txt-record>

              <txt-record value-format="binary-hex">key=76616c7565<txt-record>

              <txt-record value-format="binary-base64">key=dmFsdWU=<txt-record>

AUTHORS

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

SEE ALSO

       avahi-daemon(8), avahi.hosts(5)

COMMENTS

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