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Route Rendezvous between networks
Authored by: Darkshadow on Jul 24, '03 08:37:44PM

As an alternative, you can download a freeware program called Rendezvous Beacon. It's available at http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/RendezvousBeacon.html

You can use this to "publish" your own Rendezvous services, or use it to act as a proxy for remote Rendezvous computers.

You may or may not be able to use it for iChatAV - I haven't ever tried, so I don't know.



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Route Rendezvous (Beacon) between networks
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jul 24, '03 10:26:46PM

Is this doing the same thing as the mTunnel procedure described. Does this open Rendezvous up to everyone? Or do you select who can get in? What about people on dynamic addresses such as with DSL Earthlink? This is the case for the person I want to have a connection with. My end is a fixed IP.

thanks

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Route Rendezvous between networks
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 25, '03 09:31:21AM

Rendezvous Beacon is a very useful piece of software but as far as I'm aware, it cannot automatically publish rendezvous services from one network on another.
What it can do is make non-rendezvous-savvy services available through rendezvous.



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Route Rendezvous between networks
Authored by: Darkshadow on Jul 25, '03 10:39:34AM

Ah, but you can. At the bottom, you'll see a checkbox that says "Enable Host Proxy", then two boxes for a host name and IP address. What you do is put in the remote computer's host name (if it has one, i.e. macosxhints.com) and press the Lookup Host button, or manually enter an IP address (definitely don't try adding in a host name if the computer doesn't have a valid host name - it won't work).

The downside to that is that you'll need to know the host name or IP address.

Also, for iChat, you'd need to find the ports that it uses - I'm not sure what they are (perhaps it's port 5353 like in the above article, but I'm not sure, as I haven't ever tried with iChat).

Oh, and I forgot to note in my first post that you have to keep Rendezvous Beacon running for you to be able to do this - once you quit it, the services are gone, too. You may also have to restart any apps that would be picking up the new Rendezvous services you enabled.



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Route Rendezvous between networks
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 25, '03 10:54:05AM

I think the rendevous Beacon Host proxy will not allow new rendezvous services on one network to be automatically published on another.
An example:
Network 192.168.1.0 has machines A, B and C all of which are publishing a rendezvous service (e.g. web, Itunes etc.)
Network 192.168.0.0 cannot see rendezvous services of A B and C.
Sure, Rendezvous Beacon can be manually set up to proxy A, B and C so that their services appear on 192.168.0.0 network. This works great.
But if a mchine D on the first network suddenly starts publishing a Rendevous service, it will not be visible unless it is manually added to Rendevous Beacon.
With mTunnel the process is automatic and is bidirectional -I think this gives it a big advantage.
...However, I havent used Rendevous beacon much, so correct me if I'm wrong!!



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