Bonjour

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Bonjour is Apple's trademarked name for the Mac OS X implementation of Zero Configuration Networking (Zeroconf). Prior to Tiger it was called Rendezvous, but a trademark dispute forced Apple to change the name.

Bonjour allows for automatic discovery of clients on a local network without the need for any sort of special servers like a DHCP server. Bonjour is enabled all across OS X and in many Apple applications. Bonjour can be used with:

Apple has developed a Bonjour implementation for Windows, primarily to be used with printer sharing and the AirPort Express. It also includes an Internet Explorer plugin to enable HTTP over Bonjour. Related support pages: