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Port Map and TCMPortMapper

New from TheCodingMonkeys: (1) TCMPortMapper, MIT-licensed Cocoa code for adding port-mapping functionality; and (2) Port Map, a new freeware (and open source) application written as a demo for TCMPortMapper, but useful for users who want to poke holes in their router to allow connections to their Macs from outside their home network.

Via Brent Simmons, who notes Port Map’s use of iPhone-style On/Off sliders. Port Map’s is not a good implementation of this control, though: on the iPhone you can either tap it or slide the button to toggle it. The same goes for the Mac implementation of this control in Apple’s Time Machine panel in System Prefs. TheCodingMonkeys’ version only supports clicking, not sliding.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008