Paul Howarth paul at
Wed Nov 10 20:06:48 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 14:41 -0500, Some Things wrote:
> I see there's a new daemon in Fedora Core 3: mDNSResponder.
> The man page says:
>     The  mDNSResponder daemon publishes and browses available services on a
>     link according to the IETF Zeronconf (aka "Rendezvous") draft standard.
>     Only  one  instance  of  mDNSResponder  needs  to  run  on a host. Once
>     started, mDNSResponder runs continuously
> And I see its part of the howl package.  When I attempt to remove howl
> I'm told gnome-vfs requires it.
> So I guess if I want Gnome I need to keep this daemon.
> I'd rather not have another daemon hanging around.

You can at least stop it running:

# service mDNSResponder stop
# chkconfig mDNSResponder off

Paul Howarth <paul at>

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