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Re: debian zeroconf group?

On 2/24/06, Sjoerd Simons <sjoerd@spring.luon.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:38:24AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > [Ccing maintainers of mdns stuff, please followup to debian-devel]
> >
> > With avahi in unstable we seem to have a fairly capable set of
> > zeroconf/mdns tools in Debian now, albeit with some holes. There are for
> > example some things like mod_dnssd that are not packaged yet and some
> > interesting patches that aren't applied to some apps. And adding mdns
> > to /etc/nsswitch.conf is still being worked out.
> Mod_dnssd is in NEW currently, so that should resolve itself pretty soon.
> Having mdns in /etc/nsswitch would be great.
> > I would like to investigate the possibility of adding a task to tasksel
> > that fully sets up a system to prticipate in a zeroconf network. That
> > would mean, you pick this task and you can resolve mdns names; if you
> > installed a desktop, the desktop supports mdns; if you installed a web
> > server or ssh server those services are published via mdns etc. There
> > is still some integration work to do before that's possible, but it's my
> > goal.

About ssh, ssh doesn't have a built-in support for zeroconf, but uses
avahi.service(5) to indirectly publish its zeroconf service.
Maybe this file "ssh.service" should be installed by the openssh-server package.

Other packages could do the same: ntp for example.

> Sound great.
> > I think a team to work on this stuff would be useful. Right now there
> > seems to be no coordinated effort to put everything together and fill in
> > the holes, just various people working on their own peices. While that
> > scattershot approach has worked ok so far, getting everyone together
> > integrating stuff could improve things a lot.
> >
> > If people agree let me know and I can do the standard alioth dance.
> Sounds good. We've been doing avahi and mod-dnssd in pkg-utopia on alioth, but
> i've no problems with switching them to a another (better suited?)
> project or work together in pkg-utopia.
>   Sjoerd
> --
> Life is the childhood of our immortality.
>                 -- Goethe

Sebastien Estienne

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