Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Ajmbc, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Ajmbc macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2003
    I need some help with rendezvous in OS X. I have a friend with a windows computer running XP. I have an iBook 600. Is there any way we can IM with rendezvous or anything simpler together via a computer to computer network connection? (no internet)

    Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
  2. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Rendzevous is an open-source implementation of the Zero-conf networking standard. It was created by apple.

    It is likely that most devices will within the next few years, if they are networkable, come with Rendzevous built-in.

    Microsoft have yet to implement either Rendzevous or any part of the Zero-conf standard yet. If they do it will likely be a proprietary version as is usual for them.

    To use TCP/IP with a Windows machine is not hard. Just search here or MacOS X Hints for information on it.

    As for iChat Rendezvous, it will not work with a Windows PC yet. To chat with them they will need to get an AIM or .Mac account. You can then use them through that.

    I have heard that ICQ can also be used in iChat AV.

    Sorry for the long post, hoped it helped and Good Luck.

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