Avahi persistance across direct connects / disconnects

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http://serverfault.com – I have a unique implementation of Avahi. My company makes a device that ships with a motherboard with dual on-board nics. One of those nics will be plugged into a customer network with either a fixed IP or a dhcp address. If a service technician plugs into the customer network, runs the client side of the app, the device shows up just fine and the technician can connect to the service and control the device. However, we also have a need for the technician to plug directly into the secondary nic card using either a straight or crossover cable. (They may not be allowed on the customer netwo (HowTos)