What is Rendezvous?

obeygiant

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Jan 14, 2002
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totally cool
I've been reading all this stuff about iTunes and Rendezvous but I don't know what Rendezvous is. Please tell me.

Thanks
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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Rendezvous is Apples (now open-source) implementation of the Zero-Conf open networking standard. Basically it has 2 main prongs:

1) You can add computers to a network and have them automatically negotiate an IP address without the need for a DHCP server or any human intervantion.

2) The computers can advertise services on the network and other computers can search and use these services without any configuration of the network.