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  1. #1

    What is this process?


    I'm seeing this process very often: avahi

    It has been like that for some hours, can I kill it? what does it do?..


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Lisbon, Portugal
    According to website this deamon is used too:

    Avahi is a system which facilitates service discovery on a local network via the mDNS/DNS-SD protocol suite. This enables you to plug your laptop or computer into a network and instantly be able to view other people who you can chat with, find printers to print to or find files being shared.
    I don't think you need it on a VPS, so i would kill it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

  4. #4
    I don't know I don't want to break something

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    CSF actually recommends disabling it:

    On most servers avahi-daemon is not needed and should be stopped and disabled from starting, as it could pose a security threat. This service is currently enabled in init and can be disabled using:

    service avahi-daemon stop
    chkconfig avahi-daemon off


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

  7. #7
    When disabling it, it says:

    Should I kill it manually?. the other command worked fine!

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