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1.10. avahi

1.10.1. RHBA-2010:0034: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2010:0034
Updated avahi packages that address two bugs are now available.
Avahi is an implementation of the DNS Service Discovery and Multicast DNS specifications for Zeroconf Networking. It facilitates service discovery on a local network. Avahi and Avahi-aware applications allow you to plug your computer into a network and, with no configuration, view other people to chat with, see printers to print to, and find shared files on other computers.
This update fixes the following two bugs:
* previously, avahi published a static SSH-SFTP service by default, regardless of the machine and regardless of whether an ssh server was running or not. As a result, all Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances also running Avahi appeared in the LAN listings of file browsers and file managers (eg "Places > Network" in Nautilus or "Go > Network Folders" in Konquerer) even if they were not acting as file servers. This update still includes a static SSH-SFTP service but it now ships as a deactivated example service (ie, is not published by default). The static SSH-FTP service can be activated manually, but systems running Avahi no longer appear in file manager LAN listings by default. (BZ#219143)
* previously, running the Avahi init scripts with a "status" argument resulted in a return code of 0, regardless of whether the daemons are running or not. This update corrects that: a missing avahi daemon now results in a failure return code (1) as expected. (BZ#232161)
All avahi users should install these updated packages, which address these issues.

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