MWSF: Xnet releases Rendezvous solutions

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Data communications software developer Xnet Communications GmbH is announcing its first implementation of Apple's Rendezvous technology for FTP at this week's Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

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Rendezvous technology, built into Mac OS X 10.2 ("Jaguar") automatically discovers devices over any IP network with zero configuration. It works with other computers and various peripherals.

Rendezvous support in Xnet's Captain FTP, their Mac OS X only FTP client, means the product can find any Rendezvous-capable FTP server on your local network, according to Wolfgang Falz of Xnet. The company has also introduced the Crocodile Server, which it claims provides the first Rendezvous enabled FTP Server for Windows.

"The charter of our new product line is to enable Zero Configuration IP Networking," Falz said. "That means making it possible to take two computers, and connect them with a crossover Ethernet cable, and have them communicate usefully using IP, without needing a man in a white lab coat to set it all up for you. Captain FTP Client for Mac takes the advantage of Rendezvous to discover and directly connect with the Crocodile Server on your PC. That's it. With Zero technical discussion you can get your files produced on Mac and share it with rest of the world using powerful Crocodile Server."

This story, "MWSF: Xnet releases Rendezvous solutions" was originally published by PCWorld.

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