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MacCentral: Apple Open-Sources Rendezvous, Offers New Darwin Build

Sep 27, 2002, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Cohen)

"Apple announced today that it is open sourcing its Rendezvous networking technology. The company hopes that by releasing the source code to the open source community, it will hasten support for the technology.

"Rendezvous enables users to create an instant network of computers without having to assign individual addresses or use additional servers or other technology. Supported in Mac OS X 10.2, the technology will ultimately work with printers and other networkable devices too. Rendezvous itself is based on an existing open source specification called ZeroConf, and utilizes standard protocols like IP, ARP and DNS. Third-party developers are catching on--Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Philips, Sybase, World book and Xerox have all announced support for Rendezvous in future products..."

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