Howl 1.0.0 review

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Howl is a cross-platform implementation of Zeroconf networking.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 530K
Developer: Porchdog Software
Price: $0.00
Updated: 20 May 2005
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Howl is a cross-platform implementation of Zeroconf networking. Zeroconf brings a new ease of use to IP networking.

Branded as Bonjourâ„¢ by Apple Computer, Inc., Zeroconf standardizes networking protocols for delivering hassle-free ad-hoc networking, service discovery and IP configuration. This ease of use, enjoyed by users of Mac OS X, is now available as an SDK for Windows 2/XP and many flavors of Unix. Howl allows software developers to easily embed Zeroconf functionality in their applications, making cumbersome and error-prone network configuration tasks seem so five minutes ago. Give your users what they want. Give them simple, elegant networking. Give them Howl.

Howl is open-source and royalty-free. We ask only that any fixes or improvements you make are fed back to us so we can ensure that we provide the most stable, best-quality cross-platform software for Zeroconf/Bonjour networking.

What's New:
FIX: update to mDNSResponder core 58-8-1
FIX: compile out heap debugging when NDEBUG macro is set during compilation
FIX: errors encountered when parsing conf file are logged
FIX: fix various unsafe sprintf calls (contributed by David Young
FIX: compiles cleanly using cygwin
FIX: support for compiling under OpenBSD
FIX: error in docs regarding swapped parameters to sw_discovery_publish_reply.

Mac OS X 10.2/10.3
128 MB RAM
Ethernet interface.

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