network manager and avahi

Vitaliy Gladkevitch lists at
Sat Jan 17 18:58:35 UTC 2009

On Jan 5, 2009, at 7:30 PM, john maclean wrote:

> Chaps,
> What's the difference between NetworkManager and avahi? Am I right in
> thinking that the latter is mainly for mobile devices in that it
> automatically sets you up with dhcp and stuff when you go to a new
> location? Can a server/laptop's general networking still function
> without nm? Once upon a time it was ifup this and ifdown that ;-)
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NetworkManager and Avahi do two completely different things.  
NetworkManager allows you to graphically manage networking interfaces  
on your local computer, Avahi helps you discover various services  
running on other machines on your network. Check out 

Your machine will function just fine without NetworkManager.


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