|-f | --file= FILE|
|Specify the configuration file to read. (default: /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf)|
|-D | --daemonize|
|Daemonize after startup. Implies --syslog.|
|-s | --syslog|
|Log to syslog instead of STDERR. Implied by --daemonize.|
|Increase verbosity to debug level.|
|Dont enforce resource limits as specified in the configuration file. (See setrlimit(2) for more information)|
|Dont drop root privileges after startup and dont require daemon to be started as root. We recommend not to use this option.|
|Dont chroot(2) the daemon. This option is only available when compiled with chroot() support.|
|Dont change the process name while running. Unless this option is specified avahi-daemon will reflect its current state and the selected host name in the process title.|
|-k | --kill|
|Kill an already running avahi-daemon. (equivalent to sending a SIGTERM)|
|-r | --reload|
|Tell an already running avahi-daemon to reread /usr/local/etc/resolv.conf (in case you enabled publish-resolv-conf-dns-servers in avahi-daemon.conf) the files from /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/services/. Please note that this will not reload the /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf. (equivalent to sending a SIGHUP)|
|-c | --check|
|Return 0 as return code when avahi-daemon is already running.|
|-h | --help|
|-v | --version|
|Show version information|
/home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf: the default configuration file for avahi-daemon, avahi-daemon.conf(5) for more information.
/home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/hosts: additional static hostname mappings to publish in mDNS, see avahi.hosts(5) for more information.
/home/lennart/tmp/avahi/usr/local/etc/avahi/services/*.service: static service definitions, see avahi.service(5) for more information.
SIGINT, SIGTERM: avahi-daemon will shutdown. (Same as --kill).
SIGHUP: avahi-daemon will reload unicast DNS server data from /usr/local/etc/resolv.conf and static service definitions from /home/lennart/tmp/avahi/etc/avahi/services/. (Same as --reload)
SIGUSR1: avahi-daemon will dump local and remote cached resource record data to syslog.
The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/
avahi-daemon.conf(5), avahi.hosts(5), avahi.service(5), avahi-dnsconfd(8), avahi-set-host-name(1)
http://avahi.org/wiki/AvahiAndUnicastDotLocal documents the problems when using Avahi in a unicast DNS zone .local.
This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.