“FireWire isn’t just for connecting iPods and DVD burners anymore. A software package from Apple lets you use plain old-and fancy new-FireWire cables to connect Macs in a network. Apple’s IP-over-FireWire software turns a FireWire bus into something akin to an Ethernet port. Just like a wired or wireless network, a FireWire network can use TCP/IP, the standard Internet protocol, to carry data,” reports Glenn Fleishman for NewsFactor Network.
“Apple sees IP-over-FireWire as a server product; it’s not releasing the software as a general download at this time. However, individual users can register for the free online developer program and then download the IP-over-FireWire package to install on Mac OS X,” Fleishman reports.
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