Comment 64 for bug 327362

Jason Heeris (detly) wrote :

This is *still* a problem on 16.04.1 LTS. This message in syslog:

Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: Avahi detected that your currently configured local DNS server serves
Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: a domain .local. This is inherently incompatible with Avahi and thus
Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: Avahi disabled itself. If you want to use Avahi in this network, please
Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: contact your administrator and convince him to use a different DNS domain,
Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: since .local should be used exclusively for Zeroconf technology.
Dec 5 14:12:11 tali avahi: For more information, see http://avahi.org/wiki/AvahiAndUnicastDotLocal

There is no .local domain:

~ • host -t SOA local
;; Warning: Message parser reports malformed message packet.
local.Home has no SOA record
~ • host -t SOA local.
;; Warning: Message parser reports malformed message packet.
local has no SOA record

(Some posts I found do the lookup with a trailing dot, others omit it, so I did both.)