Back to My Mac?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tann, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi all, I did a quick search and nothing came up..

    So what is this? And how do I turn it on. I can't figure it out :s
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    topmounter

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    And how the heck does it know where my Mac is located?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Via wifi maybe? It's this back to my mac thing I'm confused about!
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    A Mac with activated iCloud client registers its IP address under a special DNS name, which other computers can then look up from anywhere on the Internet. This works similar to services like DynDNS. The technical details are described here:

    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6281
     

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