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what is bonjour?

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what is bonjour?

  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to zziddi gujjar)

    Bonjour is the Apple implementation of Zero configuration networking:

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_configuration_networking

     

    Among other things, it's used with iTunes for Home Sharing, syncing to Apple TVs and the Remote app. It's also used as a network printing mechanism from PCs (via Bonjour Print Services).

  • phialv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to b noir)

    I'm sorry, but the Wikipedia anwser is too technical to help me. I compare that with someone whose answer to the question "What is DNA's function in life" replies with "ATCGGCTAATTGC...". What does Bonjour do? What accomplishes the same tasks in Bonjour's absence? What are the advantages of Bonjour over alternatives?" Thanks.

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