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Bonjour (The Technology, Not the Greeting)

One of the RSS feeds from Mac OS X Hints today pointed me to a website on DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD). DNS-SD is part of the magic behind Bonjour (formerly named Rendezvous), the way in which Mac OS X is able to automatically locate services across the network. Bonjour is used, for example, in locating an Airport Extreme base station, or used by Camino and Safari to find web servers on your network. Personally, I like Bonjour, and it’s good to see that it is finally being extended beyond single-segment implementations. And, with Bonjour for Windows available from Apple, it’s starting to look like a viable cross-platform solution for finding and connecting to network services automatically.

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