I have archlinux with samba.

I noticed from last update it started avahi-daemon.

If I stop/disable avahi, seems samba starting avahi automatically. Also tried with kill.

Printing is disabled in samba.

How can I prevent samba to start avahi after samba start?

1 Answer 1


Add the following line to your smb.conf and it should do the trick.

multicast dns register = no
  • Yee!!! Works!!!
    – Nick
    Jun 25, 2015 at 18:58

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