RFC 6281

Understanding Apple's Back to My Mac (BTMM) Service, June 2011

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6281.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
S. Cheshire
Z. Zhu
R. Wakikawa
L. Zhang
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC6281

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Abstract

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 the face of Network Address Translators (NATs) and mobility of devices. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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