avahi

Installs, configures, and manages the Avahi daemon
Emiliano Ticci

Emiliano Ticci

emyl

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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Jul 3rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Ubuntu

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emyl/avahi — version 0.1.0 Jul 3rd 2019

avahi

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup
  3. Usage
  4. Reference
  5. Limitations
  6. Development

Description

The avahi module installs, configures, and manages the Avahi daemon.

While it could work on other platforms, it has been tested only on Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty).

Setup

puppet module install emyl-avahi

The avahi module requires puppetlabs-stdlib version 4.6.0 or newer. On Puppet Enterprise you must meet this requirement before installing the module.

Usage

To install the avahi daemon with sane defaults:

include avahi

Nearly all configuration parameters are customizable:

class { 'avahi':
  enable_reflector => true,
  use_ipv6         => false,
}

See reference for deeper details.

Reference

Classes

Public Classes

  • avahi: Main class. Manage paramters for installing and configuring avahi.

Private Classes

  • avahi::config: Manage the daemon configuration file.
  • avahi::install: Manage the installation package.
  • avahi::service: Manage the daemon service.

Parameters

All parameters are optional.

####add_service_cookie Add an implicit TXT entry to all locally registered services, containing a cookie value which is chosen randomly on daemon startup.

####allow_interfaces List of allowed network interfaces that should be used by the avahi-daemon. Other interfaces will be ignored. By default all local interfaces except loopback and point-to-point will be used.

####allow_point_to_point Make use of interfaces with the POINTOPOINT flag set.

####browse_domains Comma separated list of browsing domains (in addition to the default one and those announced inside the default browsing domain).

####cache_entries_max How many resource records are cached per interface.

####check_response_ttl Ignore incoming IP packets unless the IP TTL is 255.

####clients_max Maximum number of concurrent D-Bus clients allowed.

####deny_interfaces List of network interfaces that should be ignored by avahi-daemon. Other not specified interfaces will be used, unless allow-interfaces is set.

####disable_publishing Start Avahi in a querying-only mode, publishing no records, not even address records for the local host.

####disable_user_service_publishing Don't allow other user applications to publish services.

####disallow_other_stacks Don't allow other process to bind to UDP port 5353.

####domain_name Default domain name avahi-daemon tries to register its host name and services on the LAN in. Defaults to ".local".

####enable_dbus If true, avahi-daemon connects to D-Bus, offering an object oriented client API. If "warn", behaves like "yes" but the daemon starts up even when it fails to connect to a D-Bus daemon.

####enable_reflector Reflect incoming mDNS requests to all local network interfaces, effectively allowing clients to browse mDNS/DNS-SD services on all networks connected to the gateway.

####enable_wide_area Enable DNS-SD over unicast DNS. If this is enabled only domains ending in .local will be resolved on mDNS, all other domains are resolved via unicast DNS.

####entries_per_entry_group_max Maximum number of entries (resource records) per entry group registered by a D-Bus client at a time.

####host_name Host name avahi-daemon tries to register on the LAN. Defaults to the system host name as set with the sethostname() system call.

####objects_per_client_max Maximum number of object (entry groups, browsers, resolvers) that may be registered per D-Bus client at a time.

####publish_aaaa_on_ipv4 Publish an IPv6 AAAA record via IPv4, i.e. the local IPv6 addresses can be resolved using an IPv4 transport.

####publish_a_on_ipv6 Publish an IPv4 A record via IPv6, i.e. the local IPv4 addresses can be resolved using an IPv6 transport.

####publish_addresses Register mDNS address records for all local IP addresses.

####publish_dns_servers Comma separated list of IP addresses for unicast DNS servers. You can use this to announce unicast DNS servers via mDNS.

####publish_domain Announce the locally used domain name for browsing by other hosts.

####publish_hinfo Register an mDNS HINFO record on all interfaces which contains information about the local operating system and CPU.

####publish_resolv_conf_dns_servers Publish the unicast DNS servers specified in /etc/resolv.conf, in addition to those specified with publish-dns-servers.

####publish_workstation Register a service of type "_workstation._tcp" on the local LAN.

####ratelimit_burst Per-interface packet rate-limiting burst parameter.

####ratelimit_interval_usec Per-interface packet rate-limiting interval parameter.

####reflect_ipv With reflector enabled, forward mDNS traffic between IPv4 and IPv6.

####rlimit_core Value in bytes for RLIMIT_CORE.

####rlimit_data Value in bytes for RLIMIT_DATA.

####rlimit_fsize Value in bytes for RLIMIT_FSIZE.

####rlimit_nofile Value in bytes for RLIMIT_NOFILE.

####rlimit_nproc Value in bytes for RLIMIT_NPROC.

####rlimit_stack Value in bytes for RLIMIT_STACK.

####use_iff_running Monitors the IFF_RUNNING flag bit which is used by some (modern) network drivers to tell user space if a network cable is plugged in (in case of copper ethernet), or the network card is associated with some kind of network (in case of WLAN).

####use_ipv4 Use IPv4 sockets.

####use_ipv6 Use IPv6 sockets.

Limitations

Only tested on Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty) / Puppet Enterprise 2015.3

Development

Contributions are welcome.