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Understanding Apple's Back to My Mac (BTMM) Service

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Subject: Document Action: 'Understanding Apple's Back to My Mac (BTMM) Service' to Informational RFC (draft-zhu-mobileme-doc-05.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Understanding Apple's Back to My Mac (BTMM) Service'
  (draft-zhu-mobileme-doc-05.txt) as an Informational RFC

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group.

The IESG contact person is Lars Eggert.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

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Technical Summary

   This document describes the implementation of Apple Inc.'s Back to My
   Mac (BTMM) service.  BTMM provides network connectivity between
   devices so that a user can perform file sharing and screen sharing
   among multiple computers at home, at work, or on the road.  The
   implementation of BTMM addresses the issues of single sign-on
   authentication, secure data communication, service discovery and end-
   to-end connectivity in face of Network Address Translators (NAT) and
   mobility of devices.

Working Group Summary

   This document is not the product of a working group.


   Lars Eggert ( reviewed this document for the IESG.

RFC Editor Note

   Please add the following sentence at the end of the first paragraph of the
   introduction: "This document describes how BTMM works in MAC OS X
   version 10.5.x; BTMM continues to evolve over time."


RFC Editor Note