“Rendezvous is a major innovation in IP networking that creates dynamic networks of computers, devices and software applications with zero user configuration,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “By supporting an open standards process and providing open source software that is available today, Apple is encouraging the rapid adoption of Rendezvous technology.”
By making the source code freely available, Apple is making it easy for developers to use Rendezvous technology in their network-enabled devices or software applications. The Rendezvous source code includes software to support UNIX, Linux, and Windows-based systems and devices. Rendezvous support is built into Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” and is used by Apple’s innovative new iChat application. Apple is working closely with the IETF Zeroconf Working Group to help develop zero configuration IP networking technology and is submitting Rendezvous as an open standard as part of the ongoing IETF standardization process.
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