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Dividing the Linux desktop
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2013
A report from pgCon 2013
Little things that matter in language design
It does two things. For people without DHCP, it lets you allocate a unique IP address amongst your local peers.
Second, it lets you discover both hostnames and services on the local network. For instance, "find a printer on the local network" becomes very easy.
Some printers, multimedia, and chat services use it for local networks. Even if DHCP and DNS are enabled.
If you aren't using any of those services and never have a need of building an ad-hoc network, you probably don't need it running.
Poettering: systemd for Administrators, Part IX
Posted Jul 26, 2011 10:28 UTC (Tue) by nye (guest, #51576)
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