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       avahi-autoipd - IPv4LL network address configuration daemon


       avahi-autoipd [options] interface

       avahi-autoipd --kill interface

       avahi-autoipd --refresh interface

       avahi-autoipd --check interface


       avahi-autoipd  implements  IPv4LL,  "Dynamic  Configuration  of IPv4 Link-Local Addresses"
       (IETF RFC3927), a protocol for automatic IP  address  configuration  from  the  link-local range without the need for a central server. It is primarily intended to be
       used in ad-hoc networks which lack a DHCP server.

       IPv4LL is part of the Zeroconf stack.

       avahi-autoipd can be used as stand-alone address allocator or as plugin for a DHCP  client
       such  as  ISC's  dhclient,  where it can be used as fallback solution if no DHCP server is

       To allow communication between hosts that have only an IPv4LL address assigned  and  hosts
       that  only  have  a  routable IP address assigned you may add the following routes to both
       network configurations:

       route add -net netmask dev eth0 metric 99

       route add default dev eth0 metric 99

       See for more information.


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

       -k | --kill
              Kill  an  already  running  avahi-autoipd  on  the  specified  network   interface.
              (Equivalent to sending a SIGTERM)

       -r | --refresh
              Tell an already running avahi-autoipd to re-announce the acquired IP address on the
              specified network interface. (Equivalent to sending a SIGHUP)

       -c | --check
              Return 0 as return code if avahi-autoipd  is  already  running  for  the  specified
              network interface.

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

              Enable verbose mode.

              Don't drop root privileges after startup. We recommend not to use this option.

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

       -S | --start=
              Try to acquire the specified IP address,  which  must  be  from  the  IPv4LL  range

       -w | --wait
              Wait until a IP address has been successfully acquired before detaching. Only valid
              in combination with --daemonize.

              Acquire an IPv4LL address, even if a routable address has been  configured  on  the

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

       -h | --help
              Show help.

       -v | --version
              Show version information.


       /etc/avahi/avahi-autoipd.action: the script to run when an IP address as been acquired  or
       is lost.


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

       SIGHUP: avahi-autoipd will re-announce the acquired IP address. (Same as --refresh)


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


       avahi-autoipd.action(8), dhclient(8)  documents  how  avahi-autoipd  is  best  packaged  and
       integrated into distributions.


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