Bonjour (software)

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Bonjour is Apple's implementation of zero-configuration networking (zeroconf), a group of technologies that includes service discovery, address assignment, and hostname resolution. Bonjour locates devices such as printers, other computers, and the services that those devices offer on a local network using multicast Domain Name System (mDNS) service records.

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Other names
  • mDNSResponder
  • Rendezvous
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseAugust 2002; 20 years ago (2002-08)
Stable release
1790.40.31 / November 1, 2022; 4 months ago (2022-11-01)
Operating systemmacOS, Windows, Linux, *BSD, iOS
TypeZero-configuration networking
LicenseApple Inc.Proprietary Freeware; portions under the Apache license OOjs_UI_icon_edit-ltr-progressive.svg

The software comes built-in with Apple's macOS and iOS operating systems. Bonjour can also be installed onto computers running Microsoft Windows. Bonjour components may also be included within other software such as iTunes and Safari.

After its introduction in 2002 with Mac OS X 10.2 as Rendezvous, the software was renamed in 2005 to Bonjour following an out-of-court trademark dispute settlement.[1][2]