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Python utility package for Avahi

Avahi is a fully LGPL framework for Multicast DNS Service Discovery. It allows programs to publish and discover services and hosts running on a local network with no specific configuration. For example you can plug into a network and instantly find printers to print to, files to look at and people to talk to.

This package contains utility modules to talk to Avahi with Python easier.

Package version:0.6.16-3etch1


Avahi is a free, LGPL mDNS/DNS-SD implementation.

Copyright 2004-2006 by the Avahi developers.

Avahi has a mailing list:

You have a chance to meet the developers on

	#avahi on

Please report bugs to the bugzilla:

Avahi's SVN repository is freely accessible:


Avahi 0.6.16

This is a bugfix release, it fixes one DoS (100% CPU Usage) and a regression
from the last release

 * Revert previous patch to check nlmsg_pid as it is bogus and breaks in
   many cases, notably when using NetworkManager (Closes: #72)
 * Replace with new SO_PASSCRED-based check of the sending UID, which
   seems to work better (Closes: #72)
 * Handle some errors in libd


avahi (0.6.16-3etch1) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=low

  * debian/ Run ifconfig with LC_ALL=C to make
    .local detection work for all locales (Closes: #415160)

 -- Sjoerd Simons <>  Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:30:05 +0100

avahi (0.6.16-3etch0) testing-proposed-updates; urgency=low

  * Rebuild for testing-proposed-updates

 -- Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd@debi


This package was debianized by Ross Burton <> on
Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:38:54 +0000.


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