Discovering Named Instances of Abstract Services using DNS

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Author Stuart Cheshire 
Last updated 2010-03-22 (latest revision 2001-07-17)
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This document proposes a convention for naming and structuring DNS resource records that allows clients to discover a list of named instances of a particular given desired type of service.


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