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Sun 09 Oct 2005

IP over Firewire

Category : Technology/IPoverFirewire.txt

While debugging WebMon today, I found that SSL doesn't work between two machines, a client and server, when they're connected across a firewire cable.

My two iBooks sensed each other immediately when they were connected via firewire. Using their Bonjour (previously known as Rendezvous) xxx.local names, I can connect from one to the other via SSH and HTTP, but not HTTPs.

That's interesting. Connect two Macs via a simple ethernet cable and it just works (no cross-over cable needed). Connect two Macs via a firewire cable and it (almost) just works. Did somebody at Apple miss this? I'll come back and explore this when I get the time.

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