[linux-audio-user] Re: Lashd won't start.

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Mon Sep 4 16:31:22 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 14:52 +0100, Martin Habets wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 11:46:04AM +1000, Loki Davison wrote:
> > >As far as the /etc/services thing, I think I'm going to drop that entry,
> > >join the 21st century and use ZeroConf (via Avahi) to solve this problem
> > >(which is exactly the problem zeroconf was meant to solve) - bonus
> > >points for working over a network as well, which /etc/services doesn't.
> > >
> > >If anyone has any serious objections to Lash depending on Avahi, speak
> > >now or forever hold your peace...
> I'm all for the idea of joining the 21st century, but Avahi is a crap piece
> of bloatware that only works properly on PC architectures.
> > avahi... zeroconf... sounds useful, maybe even for something else,
> > like osc service discovery with liboscqs? :)
> I've tried to add support for avahi to liboscqs, but found the API to
> convoluted for the goal. Basically I'd have create yet another thread
> for this, and that is too costly for my liking.
> If I get a chance I'll implement the MDNS publish packet directly, that way
> it should work with all implementations. It's just a UDP packet anyways.
> To me the 21st century way of discovering services is via nss-mdns, but not
> everyone has that yet.

I was under the impression the "mdns" stuff was the same protocol?


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