[Printing-architecture] DNS-SD advertising of local services on Linux

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 21:46:10 UTC 2019


On 02/08/2019 23:38, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Till,
> 
> Avahi needs to support "localhost" for the loopback interface, for all of the reasons you've discovered.
> 
> In addition, if Avahi returned 127.0.0.1 as one of the addresses for a .local lookup, that would cause some serious security problems when machine A looks up machine B ("b.local") and gets its own loopback address - by returning localhost ("localhost.") that security issue is avoided.
> 

Thank you very much.

This would mean that Rithvik's part of the patch is correct and 
important. Am I correct?

Could you post your answer on

https://github.com/lathiat/avahi/issues/125

Thanks in advance

    Till



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