How to use Bonjour on Pidgin with Arch Linux?

I continue in my constant learning with Arch Linux and this type of post will serve as a Memorandum in the future. In this case one of my doubts was how to activate Hi en Pidgin to use local messaging, machine to machine, without a server in between, as it is necessary for my day-to-day work.

The thing is simple. We only have to install two packages:

# pacman -S avahi nss-mdns

And then activate the service:

# systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service

And that's it…


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  1.   St0rmt4il said

    Added to Favorites! ..

    Thank you!

    1.    elav said

      : )

  2.   truko22 said

    Avahi, salut, bonjour on Linux is still in its infancy but it has a lot of potential.

  3.   cronos said

    So this was what Bonjour was for, chat on a local network direct from PC to PC. Thanks for the info.