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  Discover the Power of Open Directory
Subject:   Why no Bonjour? (or Why edit /etc/hosts?)
Date:   2007-06-29 01:39:30
From:   zmaniac
Why are you handcoding IP addresses in /etc/hosts?


ZeroConf (aka Bonjour formerly Rendezvous) is very cross-platform (Linux usually has it built-in and Apple offers a dandy free download) and works the way you want it to.


Instead of editting nasty hosts files, each computer user can just set their computer's name and then refer to it as "computername.local".


http://ifcx.org/wiki/LocalNetworking.html


Jim


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