A Generic Referral Object for Internet Entities

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Brian Carpenter  , Joel Halpern  , Sheng Jiang  , Keith Moore 
Last updated 2009-10-19
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The purpose of a referral is to enable a given entity in a multiparty application to pass information to another party. This memo specifies a Generic Referral Object (GRO) to be used in the context of referrals. The proposed object is compact and is application- independent. Both IPv4 and IPv6 schemes are supported, as well as upper layer identifiers. Additional information to characterise an enclosed reference is also described. To allow proper interpretation of referrals, a new notion of scope identifiers is introduced.


Mohamed Boucadair (mohamed.boucadair@orange-ftgroup.com)
Brian Carpenter (brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com)
Joel Halpern (jhalpern@redback.com)
Sheng Jiang (shengjiang@huawei.com)
Keith Moore (moore@network-heretics.com)

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