iChat Near Me

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jacekwo, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. jacekwo macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2007
    Why is there a Near Me section in my iChat after the last update? I did not create it... Is there a location based tracking built into iChat now?
  2. duxDuck macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    "Apple's Instant Messaging client, iChat, includes support for direct peer-to-peer chatting without communicating via a server, using an XMPP-like communication protocol.

    This mode, called "Bonjour Chat" in iChat, uses DNS-SD to discover peers with which to populate the Bonjour buddy list. This means that, unlike a conventional buddy list which you manage yourself, the Bonjour window gives you an automatically-created buddy list which can loosely be described as something like "people near me".

    For more information http://www.dns-sd.org/iChatWideArea.html
  3. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    worth noting, that boujour means other macs on your local network.

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