Disable Avahi

Posted on Sunday March 13, 2016 / by Eric Potvin

The Avahi daemon provides mDNS/DNS-SD discovery support (Bonjour/Zeroconf) allowing applications to discover services on the network.

You can disable the service by running this command:

cd /etc/init
touch avahi-daemon.override
echo "manual" > avahi-daemon.override

Removing avahi

You can completely remove Avahi by running the following command:

sudo apt-get remove avahi-daemon avahi-utils