Configuration of Link-Local IPv4 Addresses
This document describes a method by which a host may automatically configure
an interface with an IPv4 address in the 169.254/16 prefix that is valid
for link-local communication on that interface.
This document discusses what needs to happen if DNS clients start sending
DNS queries to a multicast address, and how a collection of hosts can cooperate
to collectively answer those queries in a useful manner.
This document describes a convention for naming and structuring DNS resource
records. Given a type of service that a client is looking for, and a domain
in which the client is looking for that service, this convention allows clients
to discover a list of named instances of that desired service, using only
standard DNS queries.
Printing Specification (PDF)
This document explains what printer
vendors must do in order to create Rendezvous compatible
printers that work seamlessly with Mac OS X.
The Mac OS X mDNSResponder source code is available
for download from the Darwin CVS repository. This package includes platform specific
code for implementing Rendezvous on Mac OS X, Windows, Windows CE, Linux and
browsing and advertising services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the Rendezvous FAQ page for answers
to common questions regarding developing Rendezvous enabled hardware
devices and applications.
The Rendezvous mailing list is a great resource for developers
with questions about the Mac OS X Rendezvous APIs and for people
interested in detailed discussions of Rendezvous protocol specifics.
Protocol Names List
Rendezvous service discovery takes advantage of IANA's list of
Names and Port Numbers. If your application defines a
new application protocol that isn't on this list, you
your protocol name and port number with IANA and
you should also register with the DNS-SD
Apple is providing technical assistance
to qualified hardware vendors who would like to support Rendezvous
in their network-enabled products. Vendors with an interest should
contact Apple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mac OS X Documentation
are three APIs for registering and browsing for services using Rendezvous.
Network Services document provides a general overview of Rendezvous,
and discusses the Foundation classes that provide Cocoa support.
Rendezvous Technical Q&As
Rendezvous Sample Code