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Development files for the Avahi client library

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 the development headers for Avahi's C API which allows you to integrate mDNS/DNS-SD functionality into your application.

Package version:0.6.16-3etch2


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 (0.6.16-3etch2) stable-security; urgency=high

  * debian/patches/14_CVE-2008-5081.patch
    - Added. Don't abort on receiving an UDP packet with a source port of zero.
      Fixes CVE-2008-5081 (Closes: #508700)
  * debian/patches/15_CVE-2007-3372.patch 
    - Added. Fix an assertion failure in the daemon when trying to register
      empty TXT records Fixes CVE-2007-3372

 -- Sjoerd Simons


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


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