What is avahi-daemon service
The avahi-daemon Linux service runs on client machines to perform network-based Zeroconf service discovery. Avahi is an implementation of the DNS Service Discovery and Multicast DNS specifications for Zeroconf Networking. User applications receive notice of discovered network services and resources using the Linux D-Bus message passing. The daemon coordinates application efforts in caching replies, helping minimize network traffic.
Avahi provides a set of language bindings, including Python and Mono. Because of its modularized architecture, Avahi is already integrated into major desktop components like GNOME’s Virtual File System or KDE’s input/output architecture. Refer http://avahi.org/ for further specifications.
The AVAHI project is a free implementation of the former Apple Bonjour project and the subsequent Zeroconf project.
If there is no need for Zeroconf capabilities on your host, Avahi can be turned off. You can turn off the service by using the following:
# service avahi-dnsconfd stop # service avahi-daemon stop
You can make this configuration persistent across reboots by performing the following:
# chkconfig avahi-daemon off # chkconfig avahi-dnsconfd off