Apple's Rendevous Equals Zeroconf
by James Duncan Davidson
Rendezvous quite a bit lighter than those other technologies and is based on an ongoing set of IETF standards in progress that have been under development for several years now. In fact, if you've ever seen your computer set itself to an IP address that starts with 169.254, you've used part of Rendezvous.
If you want to read up on Rendezvous and how it works, check out the Zeroconf working group site. And those of you that are working on JXTA and Jini--listen up. You really want to make sure you take advantage of this stuff. It's easy. It's simple. It's elegant. And I have a feeling its going to take off.