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    Network Service Discovery Disabled ERROR MESSAGE

    I got the following message:

    Netword service discovery disabled

    Your current network has a .local domain, which ubuntu recommends as being incompatible with the Avah network service discovery. The service is holding you up.

    Thanks

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    Re: Network Service Discovery Disabled ERROR MESSAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by suomalainen View Post
    I got the following message:

    Netword service discovery disabled

    Your current network has a .local domain, which ubuntu recommends as being incompatible with the Avah network service discovery. The service is holding you up.

    Thanks
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/33970...is-mean-for-me
    will provide a better answer than i can
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    Re: Network Service Discovery Disabled ERROR MESSAGE

    Thank you very much sandyd that took care of the issue!!!!
    Suomalainen

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    Re: Network Service Discovery Disabled ERROR MESSAGE

    The fix is good the explanation is not:
    This notification is informing you that mDNS (Avahi) has been disabled. It's only used for a small number of applications that only work on the local network, it won't adversely affect your internet connection or DNS. The most well known use for mDNS is sharing music with Rhythmbox (or iTunes) over your LAN. It's an Apple technology, but it's largely been ignored in favour of uPNP or DLNA.
    mDNS comes in handy in an all Linux or a Linux/OSX/iOS network since it provides lan side DNS services when none are present.

    Can't ping to another machine by hostname? You can with mDNS:
    Code:
    ping hostname.local
    Your other linux machine can't find your samba share? You can access it directly with mDNS:
    Code:
     nautilus smb://hostname.local
    It's the mechanism by which all apple products and now all Linux devices can find and communicate with each other and it's hardly a technology that's been ignored as the above quote suggested.

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