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On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 09:35:56AM +0200, Mathias Hasselmann wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 29.03.2008, 12:25 +0000 schrieb tomas(at)tuxteam(dot)de:
> > Sorry for a dumb question, but I couldn't figure that out from your
> > references ..: does that mean that the PostgreSQL server would
> > "advertise itself" on the local net? Or what is the purpose of liking-in
> > libavahi into the postmaster?
> Yes, that's the purpose.
> > Surely one wouldn't want this in a data center?
> Yes, this feature definitely targets small-office use, personal use, DB
> developers [...]
> Still you can tell Avahi to explicitly announce at a certain, non-local
> domain, but this feature is not implemented by the patch. Maybe database
> developers in large network environments could make use of such
> announcements. It would be trivial to add.
Personally, I'be rather scared than delighted ;-)
> > Is there a possiblity to disable that at run time?
> The feature is disabled by default. As long as you do not specify a
> zeroconf_name in your configuration file, nothing happens. This is the
> same behavior as established by the Bonjour code.
Thanks, good to know.
Isn't there a less-intrusive option to linking a lib into each and every
possible server, like a config file in which to put what is to be announced?
- -- tomás
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