Register an mDNS/DNS-SD service or host name or address mapping using the Avahi daemon


avahi-publish-s [ options ] name service-type port [ TXTdata ...]
avahi-publish-service [
options ] name service-type port [ TXTdata ...]
avahi-publish -a [
options ] hostname address
avahi-publish-address [
options ] hostname address


Register an mDNS/DNS-SD service or host name/address mapping using the Avahi daemon.


When calling in service registration mode, specify a DNS-SD service name (e.g. "Lennart's Files"), a service type (e.g. _http._tcp) and an IP port number for the service, optionally followed by any number of TXT record strings on the command line. When calling in address/host name registration mode specify a fully qualified host name and an address (IPv4 or IPv6).

-s| --service Register a service. avahi-publish-service is equivalent to avahi-publish -s.

-a| --address Register an address/host name mapping. avahi-publish-address is equivalent to avahi-publish -a.

-v| --verbose Enable verbose mode.

-H| --host= HOSTNAME Specify a host name for this service, in case it doesn't reside on the local host. This host name needs to be fully qualified and resolvable using mDNS or unicast DNS.

-d| --domain= DOMAIN Publish the service in the specified domain. If omitted the Avahi daemon will publish it in its default domain (usually .local).

--subtype= SUBTYPE Register the service with an additional subtype in addition to the main type. DNS-SD subtypes have the form _anon._sub._ftp._tcp, where _anon is the identifier of the subtype and _ftp._tcp is the main type. You may pass this option multiple times to register the service with multiple subtypes.

-f| --no-fail Don't fail if the daemon is not found running. Instead, wait until it appears. If it disconnects, try to reconnect.

-h| --help Show help

-V| --version Show version information.


The Avahi Developers <avahi (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; Avahi is available from http://avahi.org/


This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.


avahi-resolve(1) , avahi-browse(1) , avahi-daemon(8)

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