What is Rendezvous?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neoelectronaut, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Basically a protocol for ad-hoc communications between devices, without an intervening server. The big thing about Rendezvous is that when devices support it, usually you can run it with little or nothing in the way of drivers, setup, etc.

    Things it does:

    - lets Apples on a network chat with each other without going through an external server
    - Lets you print on network / wireless gateway'd printers
    - Lets you stream music


  3. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    Go here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/rendezvous/

    Basically (in my words) rendezvous takes two or more connected computers within a network and enhances their connection. It automatically asks each one if they have something to offer the network (like a printer, scanner, etc.) If they do, it is auto-configured most of the time. It also allows for a network-based chat. You can share your music and photos. The list goes on and on.

    I know I repeated some of mkrishnan's stuff, but I thought another person's view might help.

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