Bug 450369 - avahi-daemon gets stuck on registering
avahi-daemon gets stuck on registering
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: avahi (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-07 01:02 EDT by Basil Mohamed Gohar
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:58 EDT (History)
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Description Basil Mohamed Gohar 2008-06-07 01:02:15 EDT
The avahi-daemon seems to get stuck on the "registering" cycle.  Thus, no
avahi-related services appear in the Network browser, such as sftp or Samba
shares on the local or remote machines.
Comment 1 James 2008-10-26 10:09:35 EDT
Still present in avahi-0.6.22-11.fc9 (from Koji).
Comment 2 James 2008-11-07 11:19:11 EST
This has been seen in Ubuntu, and has a ticket on Avahi's Trac at http://avahi.org/ticket/201
Comment 3 James 2008-11-08 07:27:00 EST
I've managed to build packages for Avahi 0.6.23 by placing the upstream source into the 0.6.22 SRPM and dropping the VNC patches. This one seems to be working OK *so far* --- I've only tested it at home, I'll have to see later how it fares at my workplace network. Any chance of getting an official build into Koji?
Comment 4 James 2008-11-11 08:32:32 EST
Following my previous comment, Avahi 0.6.23 displays the same behaviour (stuck registering) at my workplace network. The differences between home and work are:

 - work's DHCP assigns a particular fixed address to my notebook,
   whereas home assigns the first free one;

 - home's dynamic DNS honours the hostname requested by the notebook,
   whereas at work the notebook's IP reverse-lookups to what the DHCP server
   thinks it should be. In either case, the machine's local hostname is
   still rhapsody.

That's all I can think of right now.
Comment 5 James 2008-11-14 10:35:34 EST
Hmm... I find putting use-ipv6=yes in /etc/avahi/avahi-daemon.conf seems to make it transition to "running" more reliably. As far as I'm aware my workplace network doesn't deploy IPv6, but there are a number of IPv6 hosts showing up in avahi-discover.
Comment 6 James 2008-12-29 09:51:15 EST
(In reply to comment #0)
> The avahi-daemon seems to get stuck on the "registering" cycle.  Thus, no
> avahi-related services appear in the Network browser, such as sftp or Samba
> shares on the local or remote machines.

Basil, have you tried enabling IPv6 to see if that works for you?
Comment 7 Basil Mohamed Gohar 2008-12-29 12:38:03 EST

I'm not running Fedora 9 on my laptop anymore, and I'm on a completely different network topology now (I'm in a different hemisphere of the world to boot!).  I'll see if I still have the problem, but I'm afraid it might be apples to oranges by this point.
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