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Linux.com: Zero Configuration Networking with Linux

Jun 25, 2006, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Enseleit)

"Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf) is a standard method of establishing communications between computers and allowing them to advertise and access each others' resources. It is designed to ease some of the complexities involved in computer networking--in fact, it is designed to remove them altogether, by requiring no user configuration at all. Zeroconf is generally intended for use with small ad-hoc networks such as those typically found in a home environment. With Zeroconf, users should be able to plug two computers together with a crossover cable and instantly be able to access services hosted by one computer on the other, and vice versa..."

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