> It appears to be a network service discovery program.
> Does Fedora 6 use
it, does fedora 6 need it, and if so,
> what services does it discover and
what configuration does it need (if any)?
If you install nss-mnds also,
and change /etc/nsswitch.conf to
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
then, any computer connected to your local network
will be known as "computer_name.local".
There is no need to list it in /etc/hosts.
Otherwise, the only way to refer to it is by its IP.
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