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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:0.6.23-3lenny3


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 0.6.23

This is an bugfix release.

 * A lot of translation updates
 * Beef up bnvc quite a bit, including passing a domain to browse in
   (patch from lkundrak)
 * Increase numer of open files resource limit to 300 so that we can
   deal with more clients simultaneously.
 * Rework 'poof' algorithm a bit to reduce traffic load on noisy links.
 * Build fixes
 * Minor other update


avahi (0.6.23-3lenny3) oldstable-security; urgency=high

  * debian/patches/17_CVE-2011-1002.patch
    - Read NULL UDP packets else we end up in an infinite loop using 100% CPU
      and DoS of Avahi. (Closes: #614785, Fixes: CVE-2011-1002)

 -- Michael Biebl <>  Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:34:21 +0100

avahi (0.6.23-3lenny2) stable-security; urgency=high

  * CVE-2010-2244 and CVE-2009-07


2008-06-18  gettextize  <>

	* (EXTRA_DIST): Add config.rpath.


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


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